The most heavy part of the İzmit Bay Crossing Bridge has been removed

The biggest part of the İzmit Bay Crossing Bridge began to be lifted: The steel deck was raised approximately 3 centimeter from the ground and suspended between the 1 and 2 legs of the viaduct for final testing.

Gebze-Orhangazi-Izmir Highway (Izmit Bay Bridge) southern approach viaduct 2 thousand 600 tons of the heaviest part of the deck to be lifted to a height of 57 meters began.

The project manager of Nurol-Özaltın-Makyol-Astaldi-Yüksel-Göçay (NÖMAYG) Joint Stock Company Özcan Başkazancı said that the southern approach viaduct is one of the most important parts of the Gebze-İzmir Highway, and the main structure of the viaduct, which started to be manufactured in April 2013. He said it will be completed on Sunday, July 5th.

Stating that the steel deck was raised about 3 centimeters from the ground and suspended between legs 1 and 2 of the viaduct for the final tests, Başkazancı said, `` The highway part, which is 124 meters long, 36 meters wide, has a stadium area and weighs 2 thousand 600 tons in total, 'heavy lifting' We will remove it with the method. We will complete our viaduct structure by bringing the code it belongs to and combining it with the source. Thus, all parts that make up the main structure of our project will be completed. Works such as electro mechanics, surface coating and asphalt coating will remain ”.

Başkazancı emphasized that the whole project will be completed by the end of September and an important project will be finalized and that no other operation of this magnitude will be realized.

Pointing out that the heavy lifting operation is a process of about 4-5 days, Başkazancı said, “The first step is to cut the deck from the ground and hang in the air. The deck was lifted about 3 centimeters and the testing phase of the ropes carrying it was started. Then, final works such as length adjustment, length measurements and their cutting and trimming will be done. The main operation will be carried out on Sunday, July 5th and the assembly of the part will begin ”.


Cengiz Gümüşdağ, Project Manager of Nurol İnşaat ve Ticaret AŞ, reminded that the Izmit Crossing Bridge south approach viaduct is a 1,4 kilometer long bridge in basic dimensions and that the 150-meter part of it was completed with the "sliding" method. Pointing out that the last two spans were completed with the "heavy lifting" method, Gümüşdağ reminded that they completed the first span with a weight of 2 thousand 350 tons at the beginning of May.

Gümüşdağ the operations carried out last month, Turkey's biggest "heavy lifting" work that 2 thousand 600 tons of weight while they perform the operation on Sunday said they signed a new record.


When the Izmit Bay Crossing Suspension Bridge, which is the most important crossing point of the project in question, will reduce the road transportation between Istanbul and Izmir to 3,5 hours, the 1-1,5 hourly transportation period will be reduced to 6 minutes.

The most important crossing point of the project is the Izmit Gulf Passage Bridge, which is built between Dilovasi and Hersek. The 3 is the second longest suspension bridge in the world with the length of the 550 and also the world's 4. will have the title of big suspension bridge. The motorway project with a length of 401 is carried out by Otoyol Yatırım ve İşletme AŞ with build-operate-transfer model.



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