The new Galata Bridge will be closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic for 27 hours on 3 March due to maintenance and repair work.
According to the written statement made by the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Marine Services Directorate, maintenance work will be carried out on the New Galata Bridge (scales bridge) for the lubrication of supports, beams and locks.
For this reason, the bridge will be closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic on Tuesday, March 27, between 01.30:04.30 - XNUMX:XNUMX.
On this date, the vehicles and pedestrians who will use the New Galata Bridge will need to use the Atatürk Bridge between 01.30:03.30 and 03.30:04.30, and the Golden Horn Bridge, since both bridges will be opened to sea traffic between XNUMX:XNUMX and XNUMX:XNUMX.
The new Galata Bridge had been under maintenance for one day last month. The New Galata Bridge, built after the historical Galata Bridge, was completed in December 1994. This fifth Galata Bridge, connecting Eminönü and Karaköy, is a scale bridge that is 490 meters long and 80 meters long.
The surface of the bridge is 42 meters wide and has a 3-lane road and a pedestrian road in all directions. Tram line KabataşAs a result of the extension up to, two lanes in the middle of the bridge were separated into the tramway. This bridge is the Trowse Bridge in Norwich and several bridges in the United States, as well as one of the rare scales bridges passing trams in the world.
However, the construction of the tramway road caused many problems due to the fact that the bridge was not designed for such an extension. It is one of the problems that the lines do not touch each other when the doors are opened and closed.
Source : http://www.internethavadis.com