Transport and Infrastructure Minister M.Cahit Turhan, Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge 27 began work in June, said the completion. Turhan, "FSM Bridge superstructure and joint repair work in the second stage of the bridge is completed and today we are opening the traffic." He said.
In his statement, Turhan mentioned that a platform of the bridge, namely four lanes, was closed during the works and that the work was planned to be completed in two stages and in total 52 days.
Turhan; He stated that 2,5 centimeter mastic asphalt and 2,5 centimeter stone mastic asphalt were applied after the removal of old asphalt and insulation on the bridge, sandblasting and application of new primer and insulation.
Minister Turhan pointed out that the expansion joints of the bridge were dismantled and re-assembled by making workshop repairs. He continued his speech as follows: We have completed the works in the second stage of the bridge and we are opening it to traffic today. In the 17 day studies, 14 working hours and weather conditions were effective in completing the studies before the scheduled time. ”
Turhan, if needed in the coming years, to be done in the superstructure repairs to affect the traffic at the lowest level, only the top layer of 2,5 centimeter stone mastic asphalt renewal will be sufficient, said:
17 August 2019 was given as the end date for the works on the bridge. However, later Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Cahit Turhan said the work will be completed before the Eid al-Adha.