The End of the Izmit Bay Crossing Bridge Approached: At the end of the Izmit Bay Crossing Bridge, which is the most important crossing point of the Gebze-Orhangazi-Izmir Motorway Project, which will reduce Istanbul-Izmir to 3,5 hours.
The end of the Izmit Gulf Crossing Bridge, which is the most important crossing point of the Gebze-Orhangazi-İzmir Motorway Project, which will reduce Istanbul-Izmir to 3,5 hours, has come to an end. The final decks of the bridge are planned to be installed within a few days.
The Gebze-Orhangazi-İzmir (Izmit Gulf Crossing and Connection Roads) Motorway Project, which is tendered by the General Directorate of Highways under the Build-Operate-Transfer model, covers the 384 kilometer, including the 49 kilometer highway and the 433 kilometer linkage road. One of the most important steps of this project is the construction of the İzmit Bay Crossing Bridge.
Following the completion of the bridge towers, work began on the last February to lay the main cable between the two sides. The cat road, which was set up for laying the main cable after the guide cable was pulled, was broken due to the accident that occurred in March and caused the Izmit Bay to be closed to ship traffic for a while. The cat path, broken by experts from Japan, was displaced.
After the parts were placed on the bridge towers that caused the accident, they were rebuilt abroad and the cat road was constructed. The last deck on the bridge was replaced by a giant floating crane. The main cable installation on the bridge is finished. Now the 35 meter 93 is expected to be put in a few days to the last decks in width. Between the bridge bridge between the bridge and the bridge between the bridge between the bridge between the viaducts will be put between the last. Then, the construction of the bridge will be completed by other works.
Once completed, the bridge, which will serve with 3 lanes and 3 arrivals with a total of 6 lanes, will also become the world's 4th largest suspension bridge. The bridge will have reduced the Istanbul-Izmir highway to 3,5 hours and Gebze-Orhangazi road to the shortest time. At the same time, the confluence of those who want to spend their holiday outside of Istanbul, especially during the summer and holiday holidays, will decrease a little more.