Foundations for third Bosphorus bridge to be laid on May 29

The Turkish government was scheduled to hold a ceremony on May 29 2013 marking the foundations being laid for the third bridge constructed over the Bosphorus.

On the 560th anniversary of the Conquest, as Turkish press report, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and President Abdullah Gul will attend the ceremony laying foundations for the northern Bosporus Bridge.

The project is self – funded and together with road links is set to cost $4.5 billion. Turkish – Italian consortium IÇTAŞ-ASTALDI that undertook the project will work with Hyundai and S.Korea’s SK on the technical aspect of the construction.

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