Gulf Bridge is preparing for Ramadan Feast: Izmit Gulf Crossing Bridge, which is the most important pillar of Gebze-Orhangazi-Izmir highway project, will bring the road between İzmir to 3,5 hours. The bridge will be opened before the Eid al-Fitr will be able to drive at a speed of 120 kilometers of private vehicles.
Last month, the last deck of the ceremony held in Izmit Bay Crossing bridge is working feverish. After the positioning of the decks and the completion of the welding process, the decks are covered with special insulation paints that prevent corrosion. During this process, the top of the decks are first cleaned from rust formed by sandblasting method. Then, 5 is painted with special insulation paints with different properties to prevent rusting again. After completion of these operations on the entire bridge will be paved. Special containers were brought on the bridge for workers to eat. There are also mobile caravans on the bridge.
INTENSIVE TRAFFIC OCCURSED WITHOUT OPENING
During the work, there was heavy traffic on the bridge. The speed limit on the bridge currently set as 10 kilometers. Service vans carrying workers, forklifter, cranes, material-carrying trucks are now moving at this speed on the bridge. After the completion of the work, private car drivers will be able to cross the bridge at the maximum speed of 120 kilometers.
THE REST OF THE BRIDGE IS ESTABLISHED TO THE EXIT OF GEBZE
On the other hand, the construction of the recreational facility at the exit of the Gulf Crossing Bridge on the Gebze side continues in full swing. In the area where there will be a gas station for drivers, there will also be various stores to shop.
3 LARGE TUNNEL FINISHING WORKS
On the other hand, the Samanlı Tunnel of the highway from Yalova's Altınova District and Orhangazi District was completed. The tunnel, which consists of two separate tubes, each of which is 3 thousand 590 meters, is also fitted with electromechanical equipment and made ready for operation. It is learned that the excavation and support works have been completed in two tubes, each 1250 meter, in the Selçukgazi Tunnel in the Bursa section of the project. Seljazi Tunnel, where the concrete coating work is completed, said that electrical and electromechanical equipment was installed. In the Belkahve Tunnel, which consists of two separate tubes, each of which is 1605 meter, the excavation, support and concrete coating processes have been completed and the electrical, electronic and electromechanical works are continuing.
TRANSPORTATION FEE 35 DOLLAR PLUS
252 meter tower height, 35.93 meters with a deck width, 2 meters will be the mid-span of the bridge is planned as 682 1550 thousand meters in total, and will be the fourth bridge with the world's largest middle span was specified. When the bridge is over, 3 will serve as 3 lanes for going and 6 arrival. There will also be a service strip on the bridge. When the Gulf Transition Bridge is completed, the 2 hour is currently going around the Gulf, with the ferry to the 1 hour, the gulf transition time will go down to the average 6 hour. Izmit Bay Transition Bridge 1.1 is realized with a billion dollar investment. When the project is completed, the 8-10 hour-long Istanbul-Izmir route is expected to be reduced to 3,5 hours and in return 650 million dollars will be saved annually. Toll on the bridge will be 35 dollar plus VAT.
433 OF THE 57 KILOMETRIC PROJECT COMPLETED
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. 94, Gebze-Gemlik and 87 in Gebze-Orhangazi-Bursa section, and 84 in Kemalpaşa-İzmir section of the Gebze-Gemlik region, where the construction works are going on, has been realized in the whole of the giant project including 62. It was learned that the 7 machine was working with 908 personnel.