The pedestals of the bridge, which was opened on March 18 with the participation of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, were completed to place the structures symbolizing the cannonballs that Seyit Corporal fired into the barrel during the Çanakkale Wars on the summits of the towers on both sides.
Two of the 4 projectile figures, each weighing 75 tons, were mounted on the towers on the Asian and European sides.
Two other monumental structures with a height of 20.5 meters at the Gallipoli construction site will also be put in their places.
The 4 figures, manufactured by Çimtaş, which provides the permanent steel fabrication of the project, were brought to the construction site in Sütlüce, Gelibolu, with the company’s ship “GMK-1” in March.
Source: TRT Haber