Izmit Bay Bridge: 4 m more leeway in case of earthquake
Munich, Izmit. The suspension bridge with the 2nd longest main span in the world is currently erected over the Izmit Bay. A particular challenge is the location. The drawn-out bay is situated in one of the world’s most active seismic zones: therefore the bridge is designed to resist earthquakes of magnitude up to 8. For this purpose MAURER designed special expansion joints with fuse box, which in case of earthquake shall accommodate movements of up to +/– 3.8m, while remaining trafficable after the seismic event.