The most heavy part of the İzmit Bay Crossing Bridge has been removed

The biggest part of the İzmit Bay Crossing Bridge began to be lifted: The steel deck was raised approximately 3 centimeter from the ground and suspended between the 1 and 2 legs of the viaduct for final testing.

Gebze-Orhangazi-Izmir Highway (Izmit Bay Bridge) southern approach viaduct 2 thousand 600 tons of the heaviest part of the deck to be lifted to a height of 57 meters began.

Nurol-Özaltın-Makyol-Astaldi-Yüksel-Göçay (NÖMAYG) Joint Stock Partnership Project Manager Özcan BaşkazanIn his statement to the AA correspondent, CI said that the southern approach viaduct is one of the most important parts of the Gebze-İzmir Highway and that the main structure of the viaduct, which started to be manufactured in April 2013, will be completed on Sunday, July 5th.

Baş stated that the steel deck was raised about 3 centimeters from the ground and suspended between the 1st and 2nd pillars of the viaduct for final tests.kazan“We will lift a piece of highway that is 124 meters long, 36 meters wide, has a stadium area and weighs 2 tons in total, using the 'heavy lifting' method. We will complete our viaduct structure by bringing it to the code it belongs to and combining it with the source. In this way, all parts that make up the main structure of our project will be finished. Electromechanical works such as surface coating, asphalt coating will remain," he said.

TopkazanEmphasizing that the entire project will be completed by the end of September and that an important project will come to an end, ci said that no other operation of this magnitude will take place.

Pointing out that heavy lifting is a process of approximately 4-5 days, Başkazan“The first step is to cut the deck off the ground and hang it in the air. The test phase of the ropes carrying it was started by lifting the deck about 3 centimeters. Afterwards, final work such as length adjustment, length measurements and their cutting and shaving will be done. The main operation will be carried out on Sunday, July 5, and the assembly of the part will begin.”


Cengiz Gümüşdağ, Project Manager of Nurol İnşaat ve Ticaret AŞ, reminded that the Izmit Crossing Bridge south approach viaduct is a 1,4 kilometer long bridge in basic dimensions and that the 150-meter part of it was completed with the "sliding" method. Pointing out that the last two spans were completed with the "heavy lifting" method, Gümüşdağ reminded that they completed the first span with a weight of 2 thousand 350 tons at the beginning of May.

Gümüşdağ the operations carried out last month, Turkey's biggest "heavy lifting" work that 2 thousand 600 tons of weight while they perform the operation on Sunday said they signed a new record.


When the Izmit Bay Crossing Suspension Bridge, which is the most important crossing point of the project in question, will reduce the road transportation between Istanbul and Izmir to 3,5 hours, the 1-1,5 hourly transportation period will be reduced to 6 minutes.

The most important crossing point of the project is the Izmit Gulf Passage Bridge, which is built between Dilovasi and Hersek. The 3 is the second longest suspension bridge in the world with the length of the 550 and also the world's 4. will have the title of big suspension bridge. The motorway project with a length of 401 is carried out by Otoyol Yatırım ve İşletme AŞ with build-operate-transfer model.

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