Galata Bridge Istanbul, Turkey


Approach bridge from prestressed concrete with 2 stories and spans of 22,30 m.
Main bridge as double bascule bridge with free span of 80 m.
Design for earthquake with PGA = 0,35 g and collision of an 8000 t ship.
Construction of the bascule bridge by lowering with heavy rigging equipment.


Owner
Turkish Highway Administration

Client
STFA Istanbul und Thyssen Engineering GmbH

Services by LAP
Alternative design and detailed design in JV with Temel Mühlendislik SA, Istanbul

By Rrburke (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0] via Wikimedia Commons