Where is the Varda Bridge? Varda Bridge Story

Where is the bridge there?
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Varda Bridge is located in the Hacıkırı (Kıralan) district of Karaisalı district of Adana province and is known as “Koca Köprü köprü by the local people. Hacıkırı is known as the Railway Bridge or as the German Bridge because it was built by the Germans in 1912. The distance to Adana is by road 64 km over Karaisalı by road. The distance to Adana Station by rail is 63 km.


This bridge was made by the Germans, with a steel cage stone knitting technique. 6. It is located within the boundaries of the region. 1912 was opened in the year. The purpose of the bridge is to complete the Istanbul-Baghdad-Hijaz Railway line.

Technical specifications

The 3 main opening in the masonry bridge type is based on the 4 main stand. The length is 172 m. The height of the middle foot is 99 m. Bridge legs are of steel support type and the outer covering is made by stone knitting technique. The build year is 1907 and the end date is 1912. There are maintenance ladders in four pillars for the maintenance of the bridge legs.

The rail on the bridge is arranged with a radius of 1220 m. The rated load is 85 mm according to the speed 47 km. 5 21 workers and a German engineer in the annual construction process have died for various reasons.


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