When the Gulf Transit Bridge is finished

Documentary will be held when the Gulf Crossing Bridge is Over: The work on the Izmit Gulf Crossing Bridge, which is the most important pillar of the project that will allow the road between İzmir to reach 3,5 hours, is continuing rapidly.

Work continues rapidly on the Izmit gulf crossing bridge, which is the most important leg of the project that will allow the road between Izmir to be reduced to 3,5 hours. On January 7, 2016, the placement of decks passing over the sea was started. Until now, 113 out of 91 decks have been placed in their places. After 22 of the remaining 20 decks are placed in their places, the decks will be positioned. Later, after the remaining two decks are placed in their places, the decks that have been attached to each other with temporary legs until now will be connected by welding. It was stated that the bridge will have a curved structure just before the welding process. Giant welding tents prepared to prevent interruption of the works due to weather conditions are also kept ready in the Gebze section of the construction site.


Gebze-Orhangazi-İzmir (Including Izmit Gulf Crossing and Connection Roads) Highway Project, which was tendered by the General Directorate of Highways with the Build-Operate-Transfer model, covers 384 kilometers, including 49 kilometers of motorways and 433 kilometers of connection roads. The project starts approximately 2,5 km from Gebze Köprülü Crossroad on the Anatolian Highway to Ankara direction, starting with the bridge crossroad (2 × 5 lanes) and ending at the existing Bus Terminal Junction on the İzmir Ring Road.


12 units in Gebze-Bursa section, 6 units in Bursa-Balıkesir-Kırkağaç-Manisa section, 2 units in Kemalpaşa Separation-İzmir section, total of 20 viaducts between Gebze and Bursa. Work continues on 7 viaducts. 13 thousand 7 personnel in the project together with a total of 908 work machines were learned.


On the other hand, Samanlı tunnel, which enters the highway in Altınova district of Yalova and exits from Orhangazi district, has been completed. It was stated that electromechanical equipment was also installed and made ready for operation in the tunnel, which consists of two separate tubes, each of which is 3 thousand 590 meters. It was learned that the excavation and supporting works in the Selçukgazi tunnel located in the Bursa part of the project were completed in two tubes, each of which is 1250 meters. It was stated that the concrete coating works in the Selçukgazi tunnel are continuing. It was learned that the excavation, supporting and concrete lining processes were completed in the Belkahve tunnel, which consists of two separate tubes of 1605 meters each, and electrical, electronic and electromechanical works are continuing.


252 meter tower height, 35.93 meter deck width, 2 thousand 682 meters in total planned as the middle span of the bridge 1550 meters will be the world's fourth largest bridge with the largest mid-span said. When the bridge is over, 3 will serve as the 3 lane, going and arriving at the 6. There will also be a service lane on the bridge. Once the gulf crossing bridge is completed, the gulf crossing time will still be reduced to 2 minutes, which is 1 hours by ferry and 6 hours by ferry. The bridge toll will be 35 dollars plus VAT.

On the other hand, it was learned that a documentary about the construction stages will be prepared after the construction is completed and opened to transportation, where the work in the project is displayed with unmanned aerial vehicles drones.

Günceleme: 26/02/2019 18:13

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