Transport and Infrastructure Minister Cahit Turhan spoke at press conference held after a model wind resistance test of Canakkale 1915 Bridge.
A mega bridge under construction in northwest Turkey has passed an aeroelastic model wind test in China, Transport and Infrastructure Minister Cahit Turhan said on Tuesday.
After a model wind resistance test of Canakkale 1915 Bridge conducted in Southwest Jaotong University Wind Engineering Research Center in China, Turhan said mega projects and investments continue non-stop in the country.
The wind resistance test was conducted on a 1/190 scale model of the bridge, which will be the world's longest suspension bridge once completed.
He stated that the bridge passed the test with wind speeds of 300 kilometers per hour successfully.
"These tests will continue for a while. When all results are successful, it will be manufactured," Turhan said.
The Canakkale 1915 Bridge -- named in memory of the country’s historic victory in the region during WWI -- will span over 2,000 meters between Lapseki and Gelibolu (Gallipoli) in northwestern Turkey.
It will be 32 meters longer than the world’s longest bridge -- the Akashi-Kaikyo bridge between Kobe and Awaji Island in Japan.
Turhan noted that 3,443 projects worth of 385 million liras ($60 million) are being carried out in Turkey in order to improve transportation infrastructure and to provide more economic, better quality and safer transportation services.
He also announced that new mega projects will be launched in upcoming days.