Stirling Lloyd waterproofs major bridges in Turkey
More than 100,000m2 of Stirling Lloyd’s Eliminator system has been used to waterproof Turkey’s Osman Gazi Bridge and Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge
More than 100,000m2 of Stirling Lloyd’s Eliminator system has been used to waterproof two major bridges in Turkey.
The system was used to cover a total of 76,000m2 of Osman Gazi Bridge, and 37,435m2 of the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge.
Built over the Sea of Marmara in Turkey’s Izmit Bay, Osman Gazi Bridge opened on 30 June, 2016. Spanning more than 1.5km, it is the fourth largest suspension bridge in the world, and allows passengers to cross the sea in just three minutes.
Part of the projected 260km-long Northern Marmara Highway, Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge is a suspension-cable structure designed to accommodate both trains and automobiles. It is the largest combined motorway-railway bridge in the world, and the eighth largest suspension bridge overall.
Commenting on the projects, Daghan Erel, regional sales manager at Stirling Lloyd Polychem in Turkey and Central Asia, said: “Given the significance of these projects, we were under a great deal of pressure to ensure that the Eliminator was applied quickly and effectively to protect the bridges for decades to come.
“To meet these objectives, we had skilled teams on board to ensure that the Eliminator product could be applied quickly and safely. We are confident that our product will protect the bridge decks for years to come, and will help them to stand the test of time.”
Turkey’s state highways agency, Karayolları Genel Müdürlüğü (KGM), has been using Stirling Lloyd’s Eliminator system for the past 15 years. The product has been applied to a selection of infrastructure developments, including Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge, Bosphorus Bridge, and Haliç Bridge.