30 is preparing to take the Bosphorus Bridge, which was put into service in October 1973, to the greatest maintenance and repair in its history.
The 256 hanging rope will be replaced by connecting the bridge floor with steel ropes between two towers. 30 million-dollar cost-planned maintenance-repair work is planned to start in 2015 at the latest, during this period the bridge will be closed to traffic in the year 1.
The ministry will normally have to be taken care of next year, while the third bridge will be put into service before it can be postponed for a maximum of two years. Ministry of Transport officials, the US consulting firm Parsons International will report at the end of the year 2012 said,, General Directorate of Highways, 3 is expected to commission the second bridge until 2015. The maintenance and repair work on the Bosphorus Bridge will begin after the 3 bridge is put into service. Traffic will not be adversely affected.. He said. 3. The Ministry of Transportation decided to make the bridge with equity.
During the heavy maintenance of the Bosphorus Bridge, the only alternative for the daily 550-600 thousand vehicles that will cross between both sides of Istanbul will be the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge. The first objective of the Ministry of Transportation, which takes all alternatives into the agenda for the solution of the traffic problem during the maintenance, will be to put the third bridge into service before the maintenance. For this, the North Marmara Motorway Project of 414 kilometers will be divided into stages. The construction of the third bridge and 70-100 kilometer connection roads will be realized by equity. The bridge is expected to cost 1 billion dollars and the connection ways will cost 1,5 billion dollars. The Ministry of Transport, which has started negotiations with the Ministry of Finance for the resource, plans to solve the resource problem and realize the tender for the bridge and is planning to hit the first dig this year. The construction will be completed approximately 30 a month after the bridge tender. On the other hand, Parsons International won the tender for the consultancy services for the maintenance works of the General Directorate of Highways on the Bosphorus Bridge for a million TL.