- The last 247 meters on the Bosphorus Bridge: There is 3 meters left to join the two sides of the 247rd Bosphorus Bridge
The 2013rd Bosphorus Bridge and Northern Marmara Motorway project, which was started to be constructed in 3, costing 3 billion dollars, has 247 meters left to join the two sides. On the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge, which is planned to be opened in July and August 2016, while the laying of the decks continues, the construction of the highway and connection roads continues rapidly.
TOOLS AND TRAINS TO BE CARRIED BY STEEL TABLES
The Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge, which was announced by Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Minister Binali Yıldırım to be put into service in July or August 2016, continues at full speed. The placement of steel decks where vehicles and trains will pass is rapidly continuing. Up to now, 923 of 59 steel decks, the heaviest of which was 48 tons, were placed in their places and their assembly was completed. A new giant crane called "Lifting Gantry" is now used in steel deck assembly and welding processes. “The Lifting Gantry consists of 2 pieces installed on the main rope, each piece weighs 190 tons.
LENGTH OF VIADUCTS 13,5 KILOMETER
- Viaducts also play an important role in the 116-kilometer highway built within the scope of the Bridge and Northern Marmara Motorway project. It was stated that 13.5 kilometers of the existing road will be passed on viaducts. Within the scope of the works, it was learned that 3 more important viaducts have been completed recently. It was learned that most of the completed viaducts and roads were asphalted and made ready for transportation. In the works carried out within the scope of the project, it was stated that 6 of the 29 viaducts, 35 of which were single-legged and 25 double-legged, were completed, together with the previously completed viaducts.
The 1460rd Bosphorus Bridge, where 24 workers and engineers work 3 hours a day, will be the widest bridge in the world when it is finished with a width of 59 meters. 8 lanes of highway and 2 lanes of railway, the total length of the 10 lane bridge over the sea will be 1408 meters. The total length of the bridge is 2 thousand 164 meters. With this feature, the bridge will be the longest suspension bridge in the world with a rail system. The bridge also sets a new record in terms of the length of its towers. The height of the tower in Garipçe Village on the European side is 322 meters, and the height of the tower in the Poyrazköy section on the Anatolian side is 318 meters. After the completion of the project, Atatürk Airport, Sabiha Gökçen Airport and the new 3rd Airport will be connected to each other with the rail system to be integrated with Marmaray and Istanbul Metro.