Bursa Metropolitan Municipality is replacing the two bridges that have completed their economic life, located on the Cenup Canal and Deliçay in the Samanlı District, with two more modern and wider bridges.
The Metropolitan Municipality, which continues its works on rail systems, new roads, bridges and intersections in order to produce radical solutions to the transportation problem in Bursa, is also renewing the bridges that have difficulty in meeting the needs. The two bridges over Deliçay Stream and Cenup Canal, which were built in Yıldırım's Samanlı District about 40 years ago and can no longer meet the traffic load in the region, are being renovated by the Metropolitan Municipality. Before the renewal of the bridges, culverts were placed on Deliçay Stream and a temporary alternative road was created in order to avoid problems in traffic flow. Then, the demolition of the bridges over Deliçay Stream and the Cenup Canal right next to it began.
In place of the old bridges, two separate bridges with a span of 26,5 meters and a width of 14 meters and a span of 24 meters and a width of 18 meters will be built. Thus, the bridges that will connect the plains of Yıldırım and Gürsu to each other and to the city center will also be an important alternative for the ring road connection.
No more traffic jams
Bursa Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Alinur Aktaş noted that although there is no density of construction in the region, the existing bridges have difficulty in meeting the need, especially due to the rapidly developing agricultural activities, cold storage and agricultural facility density. For this reason, President Aktaş stated that they took the issue to the agenda and started working immediately, and said, “We have started working on new bridges that will breathe the traffic in the region and ensure that such a need will not be experienced again for many years. Old bridges were destroyed. We aim to start production in a short time and bring new bridges to the region.”