The Yavuz Sultan Selim leg (3rd Bosphorus Bridge) is bei integral part of the north Marmara Motorway Project und is being built over ns Bosphorus Strait in Istanbul, Turkey. Credit: ICA (IC İçtaş Construction).

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Foundation abwesend laying ceremony of the bridge was held on 29 may 2013. Credit: ICA (IC İçtaş Construction).


The bridge consists von a doppel four-lane motorway and two high-speed railway tracks. Credit: ICA (IC İçtaş Construction).

Yavuz Sultan Selim bridge (3rd Bosphorus Bridge) was constructed over die Bosphorus Strait bei Istanbul, Turkey.

An integral part des the northern Marmara Motorway Project, the neu bridge ist located in the Odayeri – Pasaköy section von the motorway. General Directorate von Roadways (KGM), Turkey ist the owner von the project.

Construction von the bridge began with die foundation kies laying ceremony on 29 might 2013 and was completed in August 2016. It was developed ~ above a build-operate-transfer (BOT) basis and created about 7,000 construction and 500 to work jobs.

The estimated investment bei the project zu sein $3bn.

Design highlights von the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge

Also referred kommen sie as die bridge des firsts, it is the world’s zuerst bridge kommen sie accommodate in eight-lane highway and a two-lane railway on the same level.

At 59m, the bridge zu sein the world’s widest suspension bridge. It has a hauptsächlich span von 1,408m, making that one of the longest rail suspension bridges. The bridge towers are 330m-high over sea level, make it ns world’s greatest tower.

Details des the third Bosphorus bridge

The Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge and the northern Marmara Motorway Project form part von the initiative to do Turkey one of the world’s ten biggest economies von 2023.

Proposals zum the north Marmara Motorway include the construction des a 115km motorway and access road betwee Odayeri und Pasaköy, including ns third Bosphorus Bridge.

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The neu bridge is the dritter one on the Bosphorus Strait complying with the zuerst Bosphorus Bridge, which was put into operation bei 1973, and the Fatih Sultan Mehmet bridge (second bridge), which was completed in 1988.

It consists von a two-way, four-lane motorway and two high-speed railway tracks, und is accessed von approximately 135,000 vehicles a day in each direction. The bridge crosses ns Bosphorus Strait bolzen Garipçe town on the European side und Poyraz on the Asian side.

The two railway tracks space proposed to have 25kV overhead electrification an the close to future. Ns preliminary entwurf allows zum freight trains up to 400m-long und a speed of 80km/h, and passenger trains up to 400m-long and running at a preferably speed of 160km/h.

The rail system will be incorporated with the Marmaray und the Istanbul Subway to link Atatürk Airport, Sabiha Gökçen Airport, und the proposed third airport line. It wollen be accessible zu passengers travelling bolzen Edirne und Izmit.

3rd Bosphorus bridge construction

The leg construction was completed in ~ 27 months. That included the construction von 59 leg floors having a length des 5.5m each.The bridge construction used around 230,000m³ des concrete, 50,000t von iron, 57,000t des steel, and 28,000t des cable.


Seven banks, namely Garantibank International, GarantiBankasi, T. HalkBankasi, T. IsBankasi, VakiflarBankasi, Ziraat Bankasi, und YapiKredi participated in financing $2.3bn zum the northern Marmara Highway Project, featuring the third Bosphorus Bridge.

It is the highest possible financing ever before secured zum a greenfield project bei a single contract in the Republic von Turkey’s history.

Contractors associated with die 3rd Bosphorus bridge development

The consortium von IC IÇTAS – Astaldi was contracted zum the construction und operation of the der dritte tag Bosphorus Bridge and Northern Marmara Motorway Project. Ns consortium operates ns project zum a period des ten years, two months und 20 days before transferring it to ns Turkish Ministry of Transportation.

AECOM was commissioned to prepare an environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA) report zum the project. STROS delivered four sets von NOV 2032 up F7 building and construction hoists, a one-of-a-kind tip-and-swivel platform, motors, and other equipment.

Michel Virlogeux, a structure engineer, und T-Engineering participated jointly bei the concept entwurf of the third bridge. Mott MacDonald acted as ns lender’s technical adviser, if Clifford Chance and DLA Piper were involved as die legal advisers weil das the project.

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Hyundai engineering subcontracted GSP Neptun zum the delivery des heavy-lift services weil das the construction of the new bridge.