Final State of Istanbul Third Bosphorus Bridge Announced

Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge Route Map
Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge Route Map

The construction of the Yavuz Sultan Selim bridge, which will be the 3rd bridge of the Bosphorus, is continuing rapidly, and the final state of the bridge with a cost of 3 billion dollars is the latest situation.. Two of the steel decks on which vehicles and trains will pass from the 3rd Bosphorus Bridge, which will be named Yavuz Sultan Selim, were brought by sea and the tower tower. placed in the lower section. Later, a total of 60 decks will extend between the two towers.

In the aerial shootings, the construction site of the giant project where 6 thousand 500 workers and 600 engineers are working resembles a small city. 7 day of the week 24 hours of continuous work, including dozers, graders, tower cranes, including about 1000 large construction equipment is used. Weather conditions from time to time adversely affect the studies continued uninterrupted 24 hours.


When the 3rd Bridge of Istanbul is completed with a width of 59 meters, it will take the title of the widest bridge in the world. The length of the 8-lane bridge over the sea will be 2 meters, as 10 lane highway and 1408 lane railway. The total length of the bridge is 2 thousand 164 meters. With this feature, the bridge will be the longest suspension bridge in the world with a rail system on it. The height of the tower in the Garipçe village on the European side will reach 322 meters, and the height of the tower in the Poyrazköy section on the Anatolian side will reach 318 meters.

The Third Bridge will be the largest in the world with its foot height. The rail system on the bridge will carry passengers from Edirne to Izmit. Atatürk Airport, Sabiha Gökçen Airport and the 3rd Airport, which is under construction, will also be connected to each other with the rail system to be integrated with Marmaray and Istanbul Metro. Northern Marmara Highway and the 3rd Bosphorus Bridge, Build, operate, transfer model will be performed. The operation of the project, which has an investment value of 3 billion dollars, including construction, will be carried out by IC İçtaş Astaldi JV for a period of 10 years, 2 months and 20 days and will be handed over to the Ministry of Transport at the end of this period.


According to the information obtained from the General Directorate of Highways, 3 million m49,1 excavation in earthworks within the scope of the route opening and mapping works carried out so far within the scope of the Northern Marmara (including the 3rd Bosphorus Bridge) Motorway Project, Odayeri - Paşaköy Cutting works 72%), 21,5 million m3 fill (Realization 53%). 102 culverts, 6 underpasses and 1 overpass have been completed. Reinforced concrete fabrications are made in 31 viaducts, 20 underpasses, 29 overpasses and 35 culverts. In addition, work continues in Riva and Çamlık tunnels. Riva entrance and exit and Çamlık exit portals have been completed, tunnel construction continues at various stages.

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