Second Bosphorus Bridge 1988

Bridging Two Continents

The deck is divided into 62 blocks, each consisting of 20 panels. They were manufactured in Japan and transported by sea to the assembly yard near the bridge construction site. Here, they were assembled into blocks 39.4m wide and weighing 218 tonnes.

The deck blocks were loaded onto a barge and a lifting gantry raised them into place. They were erected in sections from the centre towards the two sides.