Izmit Bay Crossing Suspension Bridge Aerial View: Izmit Bay Crossing Suspension Bridge, which is the fourth biggest suspension bridge in the world, is still under construction.
Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality teams shared the images of the Izmit Bay Crossing Suspension Bridge with the “drone” with the press members.
On the bridge, which will reduce the duration of the Gulf crossing to 6 minutes, the towers reaching 252 meters in height, brought a new silhouette to the Gulf of Izmit.
It is seen that the works on the bridge, which constitutes the biggest leg of the Gebze-Orhangazi-İzmir Highway Project, which will reduce the transportation time between Istanbul and Izmir from 9 hours to 3,5 hours, have come to an end.
650 million-year savings are envisaged
The construction process of the Gebze-Orhangazi-İzmir Motorway build-operate-transfer project was determined as 7 years. Izmit Bay Crossing Suspension Bridge is aimed to be opened to traffic this year.
The advantages that the whole highway will shorten the distance to the 95 mileage according to the current state route are calculated in the feasibility studies, resulting in the 8-10 hour of 3-3,5 hours to be reduced to 650-XNUMX hours and in return XNUMX million dollars will be saved.