The Bosphorus Bridge, the symbol of Istanbul, will undergo a great care at its 40th anniversary ...
Feet will be strengthened, all ropes will be renewed, 8 will be earthquake resistant. The bridge will be closed for a long time. Istanbul may be paralyzed if new projects such as Marmaray do not catch up.
While the construction of the third bridge to the Bosphorus is being discussed, it was learned that the Bosphorus Bridge will be taken into maintenance for the 40th year. The bridge will be closed to traffic for a long time due to maintenance. Closing the Bosphorus Bridge to traffic before Marmaray or the third bridge is finished will be a huge traffic jam in Istanbul.
Approximately 1973 years have passed since the construction of the Bosphorus Bridge, which was opened in 39. It is pointed out that the Bosphorus Bridge must be taken into great care this year or next year at the latest. Routine maintenance is carried out every year on the Bosphorus Bridge and access roads. However, it is pointed out that, apart from routine maintenance, the bridge should be taken into 40th year maintenance. The Bosphorus Bridge will be taken into great care due to its 'strengthening' works. Due to great maintenance, the Bosphorus bridge will be completely closed to traffic. It is not clear how long the bridge will be closed to traffic.
SOLUTION MARMARAY AND 3 BRIDGE
It was learned that the government was in a hurry in the construction of the third bridge as the first bridge will be taken into maintenance. If the third bridge is built in a short time, closing the Bosphorus Bridge to traffic will not be a problem. However, it is pointed out that if the Bosphorus Bridge is closed to traffic before the third bridge is built, there will be great trouble in Istanbul. It was learned that the haste in the completion of Marmaray until 2013 was due to the fact that the Bosphorus Bridge will be closed.
8 resistance to earthquake
Although the Bosphorus Bridge is maintained from time to time, strengthening works will be carried out at many important points, especially the strengthening of the bridge piers. The carrier system that sustains the bridge will be overhauled one by one and strengthened. It is aimed to completely renew the ropes on the bridge. With the great maintenance to be made on the bridge, the bridge will be made resistant to 8.0 magnitude earthquake.
- The bridge, whose construction started in 1970, was completed in 1973.
- British and German companies made the construction of the partner.
- The length of the bridge is 1.071 meters, the height from the sea is 64 meters.
- Approximately 200 thousand vehicles pass through the bridge every day.
- The toll for the bridge when it was first opened was 10 for cars.