Transport and Infrastructure Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu said in a statement in Kocaeli, “We are laying the foundation of the first bridge of Kanal Istanbul on June 26.”

Minister Karaismailoğlu, at the Sazlıdere crossing, Başakşehir; He noted that they will start the production of a tensioned inclined suspension bridge that will provide transportation between Kayaşehir and Bahçeşehir.

Adil Karaismailoğlu said, “The main span of the bridge, which is 440 meters long, will be 860 meters in length with the 210 meters long side spans on the right and left, while the total length of the bridge will reach 1,618 meters with the approach viaducts. The bridge will serve the traffic as 2×4 lanes. The platform of the bridge will be and its width will be 46 meters. Remember, the mentality that is against Kanal Istanbul today did not want Marmaray or the Eurasia tunnel in the past. It also opposed the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge. It also made dirty perceptions over the Osmangazi Bridge. No matter what anyone says, We are working for our country to be the leader with the power we get from you, and we continue to do projects that are shown as examples.”

Work continues at the point where the foundation of the first bridge of Kanal Istanbul will be laid. The work done before the ceremony was also viewed from the air.