Turkey’s programme of bridge and highway building looks set to continue with a funding package for the 1915 Canakkale Bridge and Highway project being found. The bridge will span the Dardanelles Straits and the funding package is worth US$2.83 billion. The financing will come in the shape of a loan has been secured by a group of 24 banks and institutions from 10 countries in all. The loan calls for a 15 year repayment period. The bridge will be a constructed by a consortium, Canakkale Otoyol.