The builders of the bridge over the Eastern Bosphorus Strait have completed the concreting of M6 Pylon on the Nazimov Peninsula. The top point of the giant support including the superstructure is at the height of 324 meters above the sea level.
It took about 240 cubic meters of concrete mix to concrete the closing section number 72, and a total quantity of high grade concrete in the body of the major bridge support is about 20.7 thousand cubic meters. After the pylon have risen to the elevation of 320 meters above the sea level, a cover and a top pyramidal structure have been built on top to impart the final architectural appearance to the pylon. The pinnacle of the giant support capped with the top structure is 324-meters high above the Eastern Bosphorus Strait water level.
The work on Pylon M7 is close to completion on the opposite side, on the Russky Island. The legs of the world bridge building record giant support have reached the elevation of 319.9 meters above the sea level and are now practically of the design height.
Photo by Igor Lischuk / SK MOST