Turkey unveils route for third bridge over Bosphorus

Turkish government has unveiled on Thursday the route for Istanbul's third intercontinental bridge over the Istanbul Strait.

Turkey unveils route for third bridge over Bosphorus

Turkish government has unveiled on Thursday the route for Istanbul's third intercontinental bridge over the Istanbul Strait, or Bosphorus.

Accordingly, the third bridge will be built between Garipce in the European side of the city, and Poyraz in the Asian side.

The third bridge, planned as a 1,275-meter suspension bridge, will be on the northern part of the strait, close to Black Sea.

Turkish Transportation Minister Binali Yildirim said the third bridge, which will be a part of the Northern Marmara Highway over Bosphorus, would cost some $6 billion including expropriation cost for the highway.

The highway will connect with Trans European Motorway, or TEM, somewhere around Hendek, in the east of Adapazari.

Istanbul's first bridge was the Bosphorus (Bogazici) Bridge, also called the First Bosphorus Bridge. The 1,510-meter gravity anchored suspension bridge is located between Ortakoy on the European side and Beylerbeyi on the Asian side and it was built in 1973.

In 1988, Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge, Istanbul's second bridge named after the 15th century Ottoman Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror, was completed.

The bridge, which is also a 1,510-meter suspension bridge like its antecedent, is situated between Hisarustu on the European side and Kavacık on the Asian side of the strait.

The government is expected to call for tenders later this year for the construction of the third bridge.


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