Othman Ghazi Bridge is one of the most important infrastructure projects
Turkey in general and Istanbul in particular, in addition to being a destination for tourists from everywhere, has also become a destination for foreign investors in general and Arabs in particular,
The real estate market in Turkey in general, and Istanbul in particular in the recent period have witnessed a remarkable flourish and development, and this has led to the emergence of many types of real estate in different shapes and sizes .
This is due to the urban renaissance that witnessed by Turkey and the high percentage of real estate ownership in addition to the facilities which the Turkish state provided it to investors on its lands, by reducing taxes and granting Turkish citizenship to investors.
All of this factors was attract investors from all over the world, in addition to guaranteed investment returns and a strong economy that encouraged them to take a step and invest in Turkey.
there are many factors in Turkey that lead to the success of real estate investment in Turkey, including ,The strong Turkish economy, which witnessed a remarkable recovery along with stability ,
the investment environment that the Turkish state provides to all investors through the laws it has put and the facilities that it provided to investors
Also, Turkey's strategic location, which made it an economic passage to all the world, contributed to the success of investments on its lands in addition to the advanced infrastructure in Turkey, which plays important role in the success of real estate investments.
The advanced infrastructure in Turkey encouraged real estate investment and contributed to the success of real estate investments on Turkish lands, the Turkish state allocated its largest budgets for the development of infrastructure whose budget allocated to it amounted to about 350 billion US dollars In order to develop the infrastructure in several areas, where transportation means such as ,road networks, trains, railways, bridges and tunnels in addition to airports and public transport sector facilities have witnessed the most attention, whose budgets amounted to about $ 130 billion.
Today in our article, we will talk about one of the largest infrastructure projects in the field of transportation, the Gazi Othman Bridge, which is the fourth longest bridge in the world that connects the city of Istanbul with Izmir
The bridge was opened in 2016 by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who said on this occasion, "It was worth building 50 years ago, but we finally did it."
the bridge was built over the Sea of Marmara, linking Kocaeli, Yalova, Bursa, and Izmir, at a cost of approximately $ 1.3 billion.
It was named Osman relative to Ghazi Sultan Osman I, founder of the Ottoman Empire
Osman Ghazi Bridge is the longest bridge in Turkey and the fourth longest bridge in the world, reaching 2680 meters in length and 35 meters in width, the bridge passes over the Gulf of Izmit and shortens the distance between the two banks of the Gulf from two hours to a few minutes as it shortens the distance between Istanbul and Izmir from 9 hours to about 4 hours
The construction of the bridge took about 40 months, and hundreds of specialized engineers participated in the construction, along with thousands of workers
The bridge was built in the form of a curved arc due to several reasons, including:
Historical reasons: Since the name of the bridge belongs to the first Sultan Osman Ghazi, founder of the Ottoman Sultanate, the bridge’s bend came similar to the sword of Sultan Osman Ghazi who mentioned in history that his sword is curved in shape
Natural causes: The Ministry of Transportation has taken into account the natural terrain that the bridge passes through it , which is characterized by the presence of dense trees and migratory birds passing through it to and from Istanbul, in addition to Lake Herzegovina, where many diverse birds live
Developmental reasons: The bridge passes over many natural areas that the population intends to go for picnic, so the Ministry of Transportation decided to keep the bridge away from residential and natural areas.
The construction of the bridge contributed to raising the prices of real estate and lands in the nearby areas to the bridge to more than 400%, and the region witnessed a remarkable urban renaissance and a great demand by foreign investors to invest in the nearby areas to the bridge..