Authorities too action after pieces of the 15 July Martyrs’ Bridge Ortaköy Viaduct started falling off.
The General Directorate of Highways teams took temporary measures by pulling a net under the viaduct. The net stretching works under the viaduct were also viewed from the air.
Authorities took action after the residents of Ortaköy in Istanbul complained that parts of the 15 July Martyrs Bridge Ortaköy Viaduct had broken off and damaged the vehicles. It was learned that the pieces that were broken were prevented from falling to the ground via these nets, and the renovation works on the viaduct would start as soon as possible.
” THE BRIDGE NEEDS TO BE REPAIRED”
Neighborhood resident Ahmet Yılmaz said: “It is beneficial to repair this part of the viaduct. The work hinders the life quality, but it is important to do it. Stones fall from above. The important thing is the water coming from the viaduct.
The water is overflowing between the panels. Those stones were falling because they were displaced. Of course, it is a fifty-year-old bridge, the pieces are expired and need to be replaced. They are doing a good thing,”