15 Temmuz Şehitler Bridge (Bosphorus Bridge)

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Project Details

  • Name of Project
    15 Temmuz Şehitler Bridge (Bosphorus Bridge)
  • Type of Project
  • Place of Project
    İstanbul Strait - Ortaköy / Beylerbeyi area
  • Employer
    General Directorate of Highways
  • Contractor Company
    Cleveland Bridge and Eng. Co & Hochtief A.G.
  • Commencement and Completion Date
    20.02.1970 - 01.06.1973

Project Features

In 1967, four specialized engineering companies were asked to design a new project; an agreement was signed with the British Freeman Fox and Partners company, which made the best offer. Upon the tender held to select the company to perform construction, the contract was awarded to the consortium of the German Hochtief AG and the British Cleveland Bridge and Engineering Company. Construction of the bridge was started in 1970. The cost of the construction agreed upon in the contract was USD 21.774.283. The construction was completed in three years and put into service on the 50th anniversary of the Proclamation of the Republic on 29 October 1973.

Details of Concrete Used in The Project

  • Total Amount of Concrete
    73.000 m³ (approximately 25.000 tons of cement were used in the project.)