Turkey’s new mammoth bridge named after founder of Ottoman Empire
DHA photoThe mammoth İzmit Bay Bridge, a key part of the Gebze-Orhangazi-İzmir Highway Project which will shorten the travel time between Istanbul and the Aegean city of İzmir dramatically, has been named after Osman Gazi, the founder of the Ottoman Empire.
The last section of the bridge was mounted on April 21 in an official ceremony, attended by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu as well as several ministers.
Erdoğan announced the name of the bridge as the “Osman Gazi Bridge” during his speech.
The bridge is expected to be opened by the end of May and will shorten the time to travel to the other side of İzmit Bay drastically. As a part of the Istanbul-İzmir Highway Project, the İzmit Bay Bridge will be the fourth largest in the world by the length of its central span.