- The railroad route of the bridge was determined: The route of the railway which was planned to pass through the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge was determined.
Countdown started for the opening of Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge, the largest bridge in the world. Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Minister Ahmet Arslan stated that they have determined the route of the rail system passing over the bridge.
Explaining that the project is not just a bridge, Arslan said, 'We did not only construct Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge. We lower the bridge with its connections to Çamlık, Paşaköy and Kurtköy. There is also a connection from Hüseyinli to Şile and Riva exit. On the European side, it has a connection to 3rd Airport and Mahmutbey. With connection roads, 215 km of roads were constructed, there are 4 departures and 4 arrival functions. said.
Sharing the details of the rail system passing over the bridge, Arslan said, “There is a departure on the bridge and a place for the railway. Then, a new railway on the Anatolian Side that goes to Akyazı and merges with the main line. The highway extends to Kınalı on the European Side. Railway also Halkalıgo up to Halkalı-Kapikule merges with the railway. ”
Indicating that the 215-kilometer road has now been completed, Arslan has announced that these roads are planned to be extended with the new roads tendered from the Kınalı on the European Side with the Northern Marmara Motorway on the Anatolian Side.
TRAFFIC RELIEFS MI
Arslan also said that in other bridges around 10% 30 the small vehicle is expected to shift to this bridge, which could help to ease the traffic in Istanbul.
Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge, on the other hand, is the widest bridge in the world with its 59 meter width. In addition, because the bridge foot was set up on the ground, the tower height was designed as 322 meters. Bkan Arslan said that the 322 meter is a new record on this bridge.
TURKS IS THE BOSS
Another remarkable detail in Minister Arslan's remarks was the words of Turkish firms from subcontracting to the main contractor level. Arslan stated that in the projects, Turkish companies are the main contractors and other countries are subcontractors.