The column, wall and slab formwork for the record-breaking 1915Çanakkale Bridge motorway project in Türkiye was produced by PERI using WISA plywood from UPM.
The 1915Çanakkale Bridge, named after the year of an important Turkish naval victory during World War One, is situated in northwest Türkiye, uniting Europe and Asia over the Dardanelles strait. The £1bn project, constructed by a joint venture between DL E&C, Limak, SK ecoplant and Yapı Merkezi, was completed in 2022.
Record-breaking and symbolic bridge
The bridge has unique, record-breaking features with symbolic meanings.
Its main span of 2,023 m makes it the longest suspension bridge in the world, and it is a tribute to the 100th anniversary of the declaration of the Turkish Republic, which is celebrated in 2023. The distinctive 318-metre-tall red towers, from which the bridge's steel deck is suspended, are also the tallest of its kind in the world and refer to an important naval victory celebrated every year on March 18th. The red colour of the towers is, by no surprise, referring to the Turkish flag.
The total length of the bridge is 4,608 m with a road width of 45 m with three lanes in both directions. The project involved over 5,100 workers and 740 different pieces of construction equipment. Landscaping around the bridge involved planting 516,863 saplings.