Construction of Kanal Istanbul's First Bridge Delayed

Construction of Canal Istanbul's First Bridge Delayed
Construction of Canal Istanbul's First Bridge Delayed

It was revealed that the construction of the Sazlıdere Bridge, which was introduced to the public as the first bridge of the Kanal Istanbul project, was slowed down.

The tender for the "Nakkaş-Basakşehir Section of the Northern Marmara Motorway Project" was held on 30 June 2020. The tender for the construction of the Presidential Palace and many city hospitals was awarded. Rönesans He took hold.

According to the news of Hazal Ocak from Halk TV, it has been revealed that the construction of the bridge, which is planned to provide the Sazlıdere crossing, has been slowed down within the scope of the Northern Marmara Motorway (including the 3rd Bosphorus Bridge) Project Başakşehir-Bahçeşehir-Nakkaş Section-08 (including the connection roads) of the bridge. . It was learned that the subcontractor companies working in the construction of the bridge held meetings with some workers and said that the construction of the bridge would stop at the end of the month.

Rönesans Holding officials made a statement on the subject. In the statement, "In the ongoing process, there are temporary disruptions in the supply and logistics of the Sazlıdere Valley Bridge, which is designed with inclined suspension technology, and the special materials that must be obtained from Ukraine and neighboring European countries. Due to the construction technology, the construction of bridge towers has to proceed in parallel with the assembly of the materials in question, so the construction of the towers has to be slowed down for a limited and temporary period. Activities in the other stages of the Nakkaş-Basakşehir Section Highway Project, which has been included in the planning of the General Directorate of Highways since the mid-90s, continue in accordance with the contract.” it was said.

MINISTER KARAİSMAİLOĞLU: IT WILL AMOUNT MORE THAN 5 BILLION

Transport and Infrastructure Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu said in a statement the previous day that the cost of Kanal Istanbul would cost 5 billion dollars more than originally calculated, and announced that the cost of the project would reach 20 billion dollars. Regarding the bridge, Karaismailoğlu said, “The construction of the Sazlıdere Bridge in Kanal Istanbul has started. Roads and train lines are being built. This is one of the most important projects in the world. It's a long-term job. Construction plans were made. The cost is slightly higher than the initial calculations… We calculated it to be 15 billion dollars, it will reach 20 billion dollars. We want to do this without burdening the general budget,” he said.

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