The gap is closed !
Welcome in Asia, On Sunday March 6th, the Président Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and the Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, were at site to assist the closure of the deck.
Here we are, Sunday 6 march 2016 - The two continents will be connected
Time is running fast and weeks are passing without warning. Each and every week with its new complex operations to complete the compaction of the main cable, the installation of the cable bands, to lift the last segment of the transition zone.
Sorry to say that focused on our high stress and demanding work, we forgot to keep you updated on the construction progress. Consequently, a huge step has been done since our last information !! More than 400 m of deck have been lifted on each side of the bridge, what means more than half of the total main span length… Still 600 m to go before the closure which can today be expected around February 2016.
December 25th, 2014 - Christmas gift ! the first steel segment D00 is uploaded from the barge and lifted in its final position. It will be the transition part between the concrete and the steel deck. A short segment of only 4.50 m in length with a total weight of 380 to. A 1'800 to. capacity floating crane has been brought from Romania for this operation.