Marmaray's tube tunnel to start soon

A giant step will be taken in the Marmaray Project to connect Asia and Europe to each other under the sea. The first tube tunnel will be placed in 10 days.

Marmaray's tube tunnel to start soon

A giant stepwill be taken in the Marmaray Project to connect Asia and Europeto each other under the sea. The first tube tunnel will be placed in 10 days.

A "giant step" will be taken in theMarmaray Project soon, described as the "project of thecentury" which aims to connect Asia and Europeto each other under the sea.

The first tube tunnel of Marmaray will be located at a 60m-sea depth in 10days, if the weather conditions and streams in the Bosphorus are available, itwas reported.

 Transportation Minister Binali Yildirim told AA thatlocating the first tube was the most important phase afteropening tunnels under water with the TBN machines which were described as"moles".

Yildirim noted that a total of 2,770 piles were driven into the concreteconstruction covering a 460m-distance, in order to provide protection againstprobable earthquakes.

 Indicating that several channels were formed under the sea where atotal of 11 tube tunnels would be located, Yildirim said the sinking processwould be started with the 11th tube tunnel.

"If all the conditions are available, placement of the first tunnelwill start in the evening and it will be terminated by noon the next day,"Yildirim said, noting that Bosphorus would be closed to traffic for 6 hours atthe beginning of the operation and 2 hours during the sinking process thefollowing day.

AA

 

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