- Bosphorus Bridge full throttle: 3. While two thirds of the towers were completed on the Bosphorus Bridge, the tower height reached 214 meters on the European side and 206 meters on the Asian side.
President Abdullah Gül, President of the Grand National Assembly Cemil Cicek and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan with the participation of the last year of the conquest of Istanbul laid the foundation of 3. The construction of the Bosphorus Bridge was a great progress.
According to the information received from the General Directorate of Highways, the concept design atı French bridge master ve, described as the construction engineer Michel Virlogeux and the Swiss Ti Engineering company, the construction of the finished road over the 8 lane road and the 2 lane railway will continue to work at the same level on the bridge continues.
- Within the scope of the ”Northern Marmara Motorway Project“, where the Bosphorus Bridge is located, it was planned to open routes and take map.
Within the framework of studies 27,7 million cubic meters of excavation so far, 11 million cubic meters of fill was done, the foundation of the 74 culvert and 2 underpass, the foundation shaft of the bridge with the 1 overpass and the foundations were completed.
In the bridge that will be the ı new pearl Boğaz of the Bosphorus, 19 underpass and 17 underpass and 12 overpass are under construction. The works of Riva and Çamlık tunnels with 35 culverts and Riva entrance and Çamlık exit portals were completed.
Towers are rising day by day
3, which is planned to relieve the intensity of the Bosphorus and Fatih Sultan Mehmet bridges with Istanbul traffic. On the Asian and European sides of the Bosphorus Bridge, the sliding formwork system was dismantled and the automatic climbing mold system was adopted.
Two-thirds of the towers were completed on the bridge, where mainly Turkish engineers worked and advanced techniques were applied in engineering. The height of the bridge towers reached 214 on the European side and 206 on the Asian side.
4,5 meter towers are expected to be completed by the end of September on the 320 meter. There are 88 anchor boxes in four towers. With the 67 ton weight, the installation of the heaviest of the anchor boxes was completed in the near future.
It is stated that the 3rd Bosphorus Bridge is the first suspension bridge with the width of 59 meters, “the widest in the world”, with the main span of 1408 meters, “the longest in the world with a rail system” and “with the highest tower in the world” with a height exceeding 322 meters.
The project is located in the 5 thousand 627 people are working across the bridge.
While the number of employees is planned to increase to 6 in the summer, 500 people work only in the bridge part of the project. Studies using 1400 machines and 887 various equipment continue 52 hours when the weather conditions are appropriate.