First Tender Date Announced for Kanal Istanbul

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The first tender date was announced for the Kanal Istanbul project, which brought the central government and the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality together. The tender will be held on March 26 for the relocation and reconstruction of the historic Odabaşı and Dursunköy bridges that remain within the canal's influence area.

While the date of the construction tender of Kanal Istanbul, which was launched by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as a 'crazy project', is awaited with curiosity, the date of the tender to be held for the reconstruction of the two historical bridges under the project has been determined.

Sözcü According to the news of Özlem Güvemli from his newspaper; “Tender project service procurement tender will be held on 26 March 2020 for the reconstruction (reconstruction) project of Odabaşı (Başakşehir) and Dursunköy (Arnavutköy) bridges, which are within the scope of the channel, which will be realized by the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure. The duration of the work to be done in the tender organized by the General Directorate of Highways Istanbul 1st Regional Directorate was determined as 350 days.

In the special technical specification prepared for the tender, the purpose of the work was explained as follows: To prepare the projects based on the principle of dismantling the solid sections and completing the missing sections in order to ensure that the historical Odabaşı in Başakşehir and the Dursunköy bridges in Arnavutköy are protected and transferred to future generations.


According to the specifications, research excavations will be made around the bridge, and the starting and ending points will be determined. The firm that received the tender; It will undertake the works of dismantling the bridge, moving the structural elements, reconstructing and completing the missing sections. It will investigate alternative locations and determine the location of the bridges to move the bridge to a location close to its original location. Shooting with laser scanning and UAV in the original location and location. Projects will be prepared in line with the data obtained.

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