Dikmenli, Artvin, Turkey
443 feet high / 135 meters high
541 foot span / 165 meter span
Budan Bridge is one of 4 large beam bridges that cross over sections of the reservoir behind the Deriner Dam in Northeast Turkey. The 438 kilometer Chorokhi (also Çoruh) River is one of the longest in Turkey with as many as 17 hydroelectric dams completed or planned along its length.
Budan Bridge is a cantilevered concrete 2-lane beam structure with a span configuration of 92.5+165+92.5 meters on piers as tall as 97 meters.
In addition to Budan Bridge the reservoir is also crossed by Berta, Sengan and Akarsin Bridges on the Artvin - Erzurum Road.
Budan Bridge satellite image.
Budan Bridge location map.