The Road to the Catacaped Cat is being rebuilt on the Gulf Crossing Bridge

📩 07/12/2018 16:15

Cat Walk is being rebuilt on the Bay Crossing Bridge: The most important part of the Gebze-Orhangazi-İzmir motorway project was completed in the İzmit Bay Crossing Bridge construction, and the 'Cat Walk', which was broken shortly after the construction, was rebuilt.

The Gebze-Orhangazi-İzmir (Izmit Gulf Crossing and Connection Roads) Motorway Project, which is tendered by the General Directorate of Highways under the Build-Operate-Transfer model, covers the 384 kilometer, including the 49 kilometer highway and the 433 kilometer linkage road. 12 in Gebze-Orhangazi-Bursa section and 2 reinforced concrete viaduct in Xnumx section in Kemalpaşa Ayrımı-İzmir section continued. In this project, 14 units between Gebze and Bursa were completed. One of the most important steps of this project is the construction of the İzmit Bay Crossing Bridge. Bridge towers reaching 6 meters were made by welding 254 steel blocks together. Each of these parts has a weight of 88 to 350 tonnes.


Following the completion of the bridge towers, the work to lay the main cable between the two sides started in February. The catwalk, which was established to lay the main cable after the guide cable was pulled, was broken due to the accident that occurred last March and caused the Izmit Bay to be closed to ship traffic for a while. The catwalk, which was broken by experts from Japan, was removed.

After the parts of the bridge towers that caused the accident were rebuilt abroad and placed in their places, the construction of the catwalk started. Currently, the catwalk with a total length of 50 X 2 meters, advancing approximately 3000 meters on both sides, is expected to be completed in the coming days. It was stated that after the completion of the catwalk, the construction of the main cable consisting of 330 thousand cables will start.


It was stated that 433 percent of the expropriation works on the entire route in the 91 kilometer giant project were completed. It has been learned that 83 percent of the giant project has been realized, with 74 percent in Gebze-Gemlik, where construction works are ongoing, 45 percent in Gebze-Orhangazi-Bursa section, 44 percent in Kemalpaşa Junction-İzmir section. As of the end of 2015, the highway Altinova? The construction work of the Gemlik section, the Izmit Bay Crossing Suspension Bridge, is planned to be completed and opened to traffic until the end of March 2016.


It was learned that the works on the construction of 3 big tunnel within the scope of the project continued uninterruptedly. The drilling and concreting process was completed in the Samanlı tunnel of 3 thousand 576 meters, each consisting of two tube gates. Electrical, electronic and electromechanical studies continued in the tunnel. 2 separate tube and each of the 1250 meter Selcukgazi tunnel drilling work continued in the specified. The total length of 3 thousand 210 meters in the Belkahve tunnel in the excavation work 3 thousand 39 meters were specified.


2 682 meters in total planned as a total of 1500 meters of meters will be the 3 meter and the world's fourth largest bridge with the middle opening was specified. When the bridge is over, 3 will serve as 6 lanes for going and 2 arrival. There will also be a service strip on the bridge. When the Gulf crossing bridge is completed, the 6 hour is now an hour by ferry to the Gulf, the ferry crossing time will go down to an average of 1.1 minutes. 35 will be worth $ 8 plus the transition from Izmit Bay Transition Bridge, which is realized with a billion-dollar investment. When the project is completed, 10-3,5 hour in Istanbul-Izmir route will be reduced in 650 hour and in return XNUMX million dollars will be saved annually.

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