Landslide Just Misses Viaduct Piers in Turkey

A major landslide was captured on video narrowly missing piers for a viaduct under construction at the Yusufeli Dam site in Artvin, Turkey. The slide appears to be on an engineered cut slope benched into the hillside. According to media reports, the viaduct piers were not damaged.

There is another video from earlier in the month that gives more of a perspective view of the area which appears to be the site of a former town presumably slated to be inundated as the dam is filled. The dam filling began in November of 2022. The local government has said the viaduct construction will continue as planned.