What is the main speciality of the bridge?
Six-lane suspension bridge extends three kilometers across the Sea of Marmara
Osman Gazi Bridge
About 390 sensors monitor structural health
All traffic control systems, as well as all electrical and electromechanical systems of the bridge has designed, installed and commissioned by Siemens Turkey
Turkey's new Osman Gazi Bridge has now opened and can carry more than 40,000 vehicles every day. All traffic control systems, as well as all electrical and electromechanical systems of the bridge has designed, installed and commissioned by Siemens Turkey. Within the scope of security measures, the infrastructure is also ensuring data flow between fire alarm and extinguishing systems on the bridge and in towers by means of the CCTV camera system and allow for effective control even from outside the bridge. The high-pressure fire extinguishing system allow for automatic intervention in any fire to start in the transformer units on the bridge.
Suspension bridge above the Gulf of Izmit opened
The construction of the bridge and the 420-kilometer-long highway between Istanbul and Izmir is part of the largest freeway project in Turkey to date.
The bridge shortens the travel time
The travel time falls by half
Changes and potential damage to the bridge are also immediately detected by the sensors, for instance to check the steel structure continuously for corrosion. In the interior chambers of the bridge, in the bridge towers and bridge decks as well as on the sheathed suspension cables, a special system controls and regulates atmospheric humidity, ensuring it remains below 40 percent to prevent the steel from rusting in the sea air.
The construction of the bridge and the 409-kilometer-long highway between Istanbul and İzmir is part of the largest freeway project in Turkey to date.
This new six-lane bridge connection will cut the travel time between both cities from eight to four hours.