General Directorate of Highways also among the founding members of the organization held in Turkey, where Bridges and Civil Society 3. International Istanbul Bridge Conference, 5-6 November 2018 Deputy Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Enver İSKURT and General Manager of Highways Abdulkadir URALOĞLU'un was held at the Istanbul Hilton Hotel.
İSKURT, which aims to present a continuous discussion platform that will bring safe, sustainable and economically feasible solutions to be developed by bringing together the worldwide bridge engineering community, aims to provide a continuous discussion platform. With the use of new systems and materials, we have achieved significant progress in solving the problems in bridge design and construction. he said.
Stating that the development of a solid and efficient transportation infrastructure in Turkey is also of great importance for the integration of neighboring countries with European economies, İSKURT stated that increasing trade volume and economic development will continuously increase the demand for transportation in Europe, West and Central Asia and the Mediterranean basin. With the increase in domestic and international passenger and freight transportation, the quality, cost and effectiveness of transportation services become commercially important. kazanİSKURT added that our country is increasingly coming to the fore in the connection between the European Union, the Middle East, the Caucasus, the Mediterranean, the Aegean and the Black Sea.
Speaking at the conference, General Director of Highways Abdulkadir URALOĞLU stated that bridges are architectural masterpieces that connect not only the two sides of the water, but also the past and the future. URALOĞLU, who stated that bridges, which are a part of cultural heritage, are our debt to future generations in terms of building a developed country with an increased welfare level, said that with this awareness, the establishment of the Highways Organization in our country gained momentum. kazanHe said that the investments reached the top by continuing with the great development move made in the XNUMXs.
In circumstances that indicate changes in the world and developments in Turkey that advanced technology suitable properties on the bridge are made, rather than small-span bridges for the road due to the mountainous terrain of our country in order to achieve the desired geometric standards, dams or large-span bridges URALOĞL said projected in the valley gorge, the last In the years of our road network, Balanced Cantilever Bridge, Tensioned Oblique Cable Suspended Bridge, Suspension Bridge and Hybrid (Suspended and Inclined Suspension) bridge, such as different types of bridge construction techniques are applied, explaining the following information about the bridge studies performed:
La As a result of the works we have carried out as an institution, 2003 km-long 2018 bridges were built between 259-2.577 years, the repair of 997 pieces and the restoration of 248 historical bridges were completed. . 570 km length of 8.544 bridges and viaducts in the project, tender and construction work continues. Until the year 83, 88 bridges and viaducts with a total length of 534 km in our road network are targeted to serve the traffic.
Only when we consider our large-scale bridges; Great artifacts such as Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge, Osmangazi Bridge, Nissibi Bridge have been added to the bridge over the suspension bridges such as 15 July Martyrs' Bridge and Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge, which were named in the previous periods.
The 2 × 4 lane highway and 2 × 1 lane railway crossing are completed on the same platform. is the widest bridge. The Osmangazi Bridge is the 320 m mid-span and the total 1408 m length and the 59 among the world's largest mid-span suspension bridges. is ranked. The 1.550 Çanakkale Bridge, whose construction works are continuing rapidly, will be the World's Largest Medium Span Suspension Bridge when completed with its 2.682 m mid-span. Our bridge, which will be 4 × 1915 traffic lane, which is expected to be 2.023 m with its side openings and approach viaducts, is rising in the safe hands of science, where knowledge, experience, and aesthetics come together. ”
The International Istanbul Bridge Conference, the first of which was held in 2014, this year, 25 hosted more than 400 participants from different countries. At the conference the story of the Bridge Morandi collapsed in Genoa and making the duration of the Dardanelles 1915 Bridge, the subject area is made of a special session also international bridges and maintenance association ıabmas took part in a panel discussion on Structural Monitoring of Bridges organized by the Representation in Turkey.