IRF's Global Achievement Award to Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge; Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge, which has many milestones in terms of world engineering history, won the Dünya Design oldu category in the Başarı Global Achievement Awards verilen given by the International Road Federation (IRF) every year.
Deputy Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Enver İSKURT, General Manager of Highways Abdulkadir URALOĞLU and ICA General Manager Serhat SOĞUKPINAR attended the award ceremony held in America.
Bridge of the Firsts: Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge
The construction of the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge and Northern Peripheral Motorway project, which is the product of high engineering and technology, started with the groundbreaking ceremony held at 29 May 2013.
The 8 lane road and the 2 lane railway pass through the same level in the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge, which is designed to be one-storey, unlike other bridges in the world with both roads and railways. For this feature, the main cables of the bridge, vertical sling ropes and slanted sling cables connecting the deck to the towers were combined and a high-stiff hybrid bridge was designed. Fine aerodynamic decks were used throughout the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge.
Yavuz Sultan Selim, which has become one of the few bridges in the world with its aesthetic and technical features, is called kö the bridge of firsts ”. The first of the world's longest suspension bridge with the 59 meter width and the world's largest suspension bridge with the main opening of the 1.408 meter is the suspension bridge with the highest tower in the world with its height exceeding 322 meters.
About the International Road Federation
The International Road Federation (IRF), established to promote and support the development of road networks around the world, selects successful and innovative projects to develop infrastructure technologies with the annual IRF Global Achievement Awards.
Equipped with intelligent transportation systems, advanced technology maintenance equipment and toll collection systems, Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge and Northern Peripheral Motorway operate as one of the crossroads of transit transportation between the two continents and contribute to the relief of Istanbul traffic.
7 / 24 is monitored from the main route Main Control Center and all Operational, Maintenance and Operation activities of the bridge and highway are meticulously carried out and the drivers are provided with a safe and comfortable journey.
Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge and Northern Marmara Motorway, which is one of the prestige projects of our country in all aspects; contemporary, aesthetic, has become the symbol of Turkey's most advanced materials and engineering techniques used.