Gulf Crossing Bridge 'are 50 Percent Complete: Turkey is one of the most important projects Orhangazi Gebze-Izmir Bay Crossing Bridge located on Highway project was 50 percent complete.
The opening of the bridge is planned to be held in December of 2015.
A trip was organized to Altınova District Governorate and Altınova Municipality to examine the works on the Gulf Crossing Bridge on the Gebze- Orhangazi- İzmir Highway Project, which will reduce Istanbul-Izmir to 3.5 hours. The contractor firm of the project, Otoyol A.Ş. Deputy General Manager Ali Nebil Öztürk said that the project carried out with the build-operate-transfer model was completed 24 hours a day. Öztürk said, “Transportation between Yalova and Istanbul will be reduced to 6 minutes. There will also be a connection to the highway from Yalova. There are over 5 thousand employees in the Highway Project and over a thousand employees in the Gulf Crossing Bridge. Construction machines of more than 2 thousand brands and models are operated on a 24-hour basis. "There will be a 2 meters long bridge from land to land."
Stating that the fault lines were examined before the construction of the bridge and that the work safety was at the highest level, Ali Nebil Öztürk said, “The foundations were made accordingly. Seismicity was considered in its design. The caissons were placed on the foundations that can be freed from the ground. Therefore, even if there is an earthquake, it will be able to intervene without stopping traffic. "Even $ 10 million was spent on seismicity research."
Engineers from Denmark, England, Italy, Korea, Germany and Japan reported that they were involved in the project. Öztürk added that work security is at the highest level. İş We started to work on the bridge in July of 2012. Our job security is at the highest level. Until now, there was no accident except foot sprains. Our 37 occupational safety specialist takes part in the project Proj.
Expressing that the bridge will be opened in June 2016 according to the official contract, Öztürk said that they foreseen the bridge to be opened to traffic in December 2015 due to the promise of early completion. Öztürk said, “The completion of this project in 37 months is a world record.”