- The bridge is earthquake resistant for a thousand years: Works on the 2016rd Bridge, which is planned to open in November 3, continue at full speed. Authorities said, "It is built to withstand a wind speed of 276 km and a thousand-year earthquake."
The construction of Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge, which is under construction with the Northern Marmara Motorway, which will relieve the traffic of Istanbul, is coming to an end. The officials stated that the bridge, on which 10 thousand tons of trains will pass, was built to withstand 276 kilometers of wind speed and earthquake that will take place once in a thousand years, and the bridge is planned to be opened in November 2016. The authorities, who gave information to the Mayor of Beyoğlu Ahmet Misbah Demircan, who examined the works on site, stated that the wires in the steel rope used on the bridge were 124 kilometers in total, which was long enough to wrap the world 832 times.
NEAREST FAY LINE 65 KM AWAY
The closest fault line (North Anatolian Fault Line) to the 3rd Bridge is 65 kilometers away. Despite this, the officials stated that the bridge was built considering the norms determined against the earthquake, and that it was designed according to an earthquake that will occur once in a thousand years.
20 PERCENT OF THE BLOCKS ARE MADE OF IRON
Emphasizing that the tower has a depth of 20 meters under the ground, the officials said: “The diameter of the foundation is 20 meters. In addition to the ground being andesite, limestone is added to the concrete. This fills all the pores of the concrete. In addition, approximately 20 percent of concrete blocks consist of iron. " 3rd Bridge State stating that the Republic of Turkey Ahmet Misbah Demircan's pride, "This is not a work with the technological superiority of an ordinary bridge," he said.
STRUCTURAL FATURING LIFE 100 YEAR
There are 100 suspension ropes on the 3rd Bridge, with a structural fatigue life of 68 years. Ropes consist of wires of 7 mm diameter coming together. On the bridge with inclined suspension ropes, a cable strand is formed by combining seven 5.2 mm diameter wires. 151 of these twists are brought together to form a cable. When the wires inside these cables are added end to end, it reaches a length of 124 thousand 832 km.