12 August 2019

Award-winning engineering consultants Arup and Norway’s Dr Ing A
Aas-Jakobsen AS (Aas-Jakobsen) have been appointed to carry out the independent
verification of the design for Turkey’s 1915 Çanakkale Bridge, set to become
the world’s longest suspension bridge. 

Measuring 2.023 km
in length and with tower height of 318 m, the bridge will cross the strait of
the Dardanelles to connect the Asian and European continents as part of a new
highway between Kinali and Savaştepe.

Matt Carter, Global
Bridge Skills leader for Arup commented: “Highly skilled expertise has been
gathered together and led by Arup to provide independent verification to all
aspects of this exceptional bridge. We are proud to contribute to such a
landmark project that allows us to use our specialist skills in geotechnical,
seismic, ship impact and long span bridge engineering to the full.”

Carter added: “The
record-breaking 1915 Çanakkale Bridge demonstrates our commitment to push the
boundaries of what is possible to shape a better world. Through close
collaboration, our specialists have helped our client to overcome the highly
complex challenges associated with a bridge of this length and technical

Svein Erik Jakobsen, head of the bridge department at Aas-Jakobsen, said: “The record span explores the boundary of current suspension bridge design. We are very pleased to be part of this project and contribute with our expert knowledge in aerodynamics, suspension systems and deck structure for long span bridges.”

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