Current Situation in Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge

Current Situation at Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge: Minister Elvan, who visited the mega projects of Istanbul, placed the first bastion on the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge (3rd Bridge).
Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Minister Lutfi Elvan Turkey's mega projects has answered the questions of journalists visiting respectively, the field immediately after the construction of the third airport and 3.köpr navigated, made important statements about the latest situation. During the mega projects tour led by Minister Elvan, the second stop, the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge (3rd Bridge), was examined closely, and the first bastion was placed on the bridge with a ceremony.
The last part of the concrete works of the towers of Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge was also placed. Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Lütfi Elvan placed the 305 meter high deck. Speaking at the ceremony organized for the deck placement on the European leg of the bridge in Sarıyer Garipçe, Elvan said that they carried out one of the most important operations of the bridge.
Pointing out that the bridge will be the widest suspension bridge in the world with 59 meters, Elvan said, “10 of which will have 8 lanes are reserved for the highway and 2 for the rail system. The total length with the side spans is 2 thousand 164 meters. A total of 121 thousand kilometers of cable will be used. It means traveling around the world 3 times, ”he said. Emphasizing that the length of the placed deck is 4.5 meters and its width is 59 meters, Elvan said that its weight is 400 tons.
Reminding that 3 kilometers of highway work will also be carried out with the 95rd Bridge, Elvan said, “This work continues. We have already completed 70 percent of the excavation work. We will fill a total of 41 million cubic meters. We have filled 22 million cubic meters so far. "In general, 95 percent of the earthworks of the 65-kilometer road have been completed." Elvan said that there will be no delay in the October 29, 2015 target determined for the opening.

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