Istanbul, Halic Metro Pass Bridge Due to World Heritage List
The silhouette of the Golden Horn, the pearl of Istanbul, and the historical peninsula is being redrawn. The construction of the Haliç Metro Pass Bridge, which is one of the important points of the Istanbul metro, continues to work. After the installation of the feet, the installation of the tables was started. The bridge is expected to arrive at the testing stage in October 2013.
Istanbul faces many problems, from transportation to the environment, from housing need to the intensity of internal migration. 13 embraces the works of poets, painters and photographers with its historical skyline dating back to the centuries of historical peninsula, one of the most beautiful places of Istanbul, which surpasses the 21 country of Europe with its population above the million. Those who visit Istanbul from Sarayburnu to Eyüp cannot be enchanted regardless of where they look.
It is impossible to describe the moments when the sun starts to sink in this magnificent spot where the Bosphorus meets the Golden Horn. The skyline of the Golden Horn, the pearl of Istanbul, is reshaping with bridges in the region. The construction of the Haliç Metro Crossing Bridge, which is one of the most important crossing points of the Istanbul metro, continues in a feverish manner. With the completion of the installation of the legs, the installation of the decks was started. Studies are continuing in Unkapanı and Azapkapı viaducts. It is possible to see dozens of workers on the giant iron blocks every day until 17.30. There is silence in Şişhane where the connection tunnels of the bridge are located. Some of the chandeliers have closed their shops after the studies started; however, new places also open. Ümit Katırcı, who opens a new cafe with a view of Süleymaniye and Haliç, is looking forward to the end of the works. The bridge is scheduled to be completed in October 2012.
Halic Metro Passage Bridge, which is a part of Taksim-Yenikapı metro line, which was started to be built by Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality in 1998, began to come to the surface. Starting from January 2012, the 5 carrier foot was constructed with millimeter calculations and placed. A crane has been specially designed for the installation of the 380 and 450 bridge legs in Yalova. The crane with a carrying capacity of 800 will be removed after the installation of the deck. Every day, dozens of workers are working on the construction of the bridge. The assembly works of the basement and the viaducts connecting the bridge to the tunnels continue.
Taksim-Şişhane-Unkapanı-Şehzadebaşı-Yenikapı Subway The crossing of the Haliç, which is an important part of the metro line, goes to the ground at Azapkapı on the skirts of Şişhane. The length of the ongoing bridge over sea will be 460 m. With the Unkapanı and Azapkapı viaducts, the bridge will reach the length of the 936 m.
The projects related to the bridge were approved by the Conservation Board on 6 July 2005. Since its approval, it has been the subject of controversy due to its impact on the historical peninsula silhouette. The height of the carrier towers on the bridge, which was designed as a suspended system, was 82 meters in the first project. However, the height has been reduced several times after UNESCO's warnings that it will be removed from Istanbul's World Heritage List and added to the “at-risk world heritage list”. Upon the Conservation Board's failure to accept this height, the tower heights were first reduced to 65 meters and then to 50 meters and the application was started in this way. Bridge and Istanbul metro will reach Yenikapı Transfer Station without interruption. Transfer to Marmaray and Aksaray-Airport light metro line will be provided in Yenikapı. The bridge, which will be used by 1 million passengers a day, is planned to come to the testing stage in October 2013. Passengers getting on the metro from Hacıosman will reach the Yenikapı transfer station without interruption. Here with the Marmaray link, Kadıköy-Kartal, Aksaray-Airport or Bağcılar-Olimpiyatköyü- will be able to reach Başakşehir in a short time.
Source : http://www.zaman.com.tr