Works on the Bay Bridge

Highway crossing bridge construction continues in the bay
Highway crossing bridge construction continues in the bay

The work on the Gulf Bridge, the fourth largest suspension bridge in the world, which will be located between the Hersek Point of the Altınova District of Yalova, has reached 50 percent.

The world's 3.5th largest suspension bridge, the Gulf Bridge, which is the most important crossing point of the Gebze-Orhangazi-İzmir highway, which will reduce the Istanbul-Izmir highway journey to 4 hours, and will be located between Kocaeli's Dilburnu and Yalova Altınova District's Hersek Cape, has been reached. The bridge, where its feet began to rise, is planned to open at the end of 50.

When completed the construction of the Bay Bridge, which will greatly relax the traffic between Istanbul and Kocaeli, the district governors and some mayors visited the main construction site in Yalova Altınova District. Altınova District Governor Nurullah Kaya, Thermal District Governor Selami Işık, Armutlu District Governor Bahadır Güneş, Altınova Mayor Metin Oral, AK Party Yalova Province Chairman Yusuf Ziya Öztabak, Altınova District Police Chief Hakkı Ayhan and Yalova Province General Assembly Members participated in the visit trip. gave various information about.

Thousand 400 People Work

2 people work in 1400 shifts in the construction of the Bay Bridge. The works continue for 24 hours when the weather conditions are suitable. When the construction works are completed, a 6-lane highway and a single-lane maintenance road will pass over the bridge. The suspension bridge, built between Dilovası and Hersek, will be the fourth largest suspension bridge in the world with a middle span of approximately 1550 meters. While the side spans of the bridge will reach 550 meters, its rough height will reach 64 meters. Gebze Orhangazi İzmir (İzmit Bay Crossing and Access Roads Included) Highway Project will be 472 kilometers in total. The project will start with a bridge that will be constructed approximately 2,5 kilometers from the Gebze Köprülü Junction in the direction of Ankara on the Anatolian Highway, and will end at the existing Bus Station Junction on the İzmir Ring Road.

On the exploration tour, two towers of the Bay Bridge at sea were about to be completed. The bridges on the two sides rise rapidly. When the bridge is completed with the towers, it is reported that the balance will be provided with thick wires. The bridge is expected to be open to traffic towards the end of 2015

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