Izmit Bay Crossing Suspension Bridge Towers Rising Rapidly

The Osmangazi Bridge
The Osmangazi Bridge

Izmit Bay Crossing Suspension Bridge towers are rising rapidly: Tower Crossing Suspension Bridge's tower height reached to 3,5 meter which is the most important part of the highway project which will reduce the time between Istanbul and Izmir to 54 hours.

The towers are rapidly rising in the construction of the Izmit Bay Crossing Suspension Bridge, which is the world's largest mid-span 4 suspension bridge.

AA team, the transportation time between Istanbul and Izmir 9 hour to 3,5 hours to reduce the biggest foot of the Gebze-Orhangazi-Izmir Motorway Project Izmit Bay Crossing Bridge work viewed the bridge.

6,5 bridge to reduce the transition time of the Gulf to the height of the tower towers 54 meters can be easily seen by land.

In the context of the construction works of the bridge which was laid with the participation of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, 1,5 years ago, the main body reinforced concrete works were completed in the north and south anchorage areas, while the concrete production in the distribution legs continued.

The 38 bin 404 tone float weight and 10,7 meter float depth tower caisson foundations were floated with the 12 hour-long work to the final positioning points they had been flown. The North Tower was built on the 15 March and the South Tower on the 26 March.

Tower height reaches 54 meter

After the completion of the works for the construction of the tower anchor base and the girder beam, the assembly of the steel blocks of the towers was started in July at 8.

As a result of the installation work so far, the north and south tower heights reached 54 meters.

The steel blocks manufactured in Gemlik are brought to a shipyard in Altınova. Here, the blocks and security platforms are installed on the floating cranes, which are rented from the Netherlands. After the 1 hour, the blocks placed next to the tower foundations are mounted to each other as a result of approximately 30 minutes.

The towers with an average of 10 meters per week are planned to be completed at the end of the year by exceeding the 250 meter. The four towers have a total of 88 steel blocks. The most heavy blocks of approximately 350 tonnes will be placed recently, while the top blocks will weigh 170 tons.

Studies continue 24 hours

One thousand 400 people work in the construction of the bridge works, weather conditions are suitable for the 24 continues for hours.

When the construction work is finished, the bridge will pass 6 lane road and single lane maintenance road. The suspension bridge built between Dilovasi and Hersek will be the fourth largest suspension bridge in the world with a middle opening of about one thousand 550 meters.

The edge openings of the bridge will find the 550 meter and the coarse height will reach the 64 meter.

Gebze-Orhangazi-İzmir (Izmit Gulf Crossing and Connection Roads) Motorway Project will be 384 kilometers long, including 49 kilometers and 433 kilometers.

The project will start from the Gebze Bridge Interchange on the Anatolian Motorway with a bridged junction which will be formed after approximately 2,5 kilometers to Ankara and will end at the existing Otogar Junction on the Izmir Ring Road.

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