Project Name: Converting Firat Railroad Bridge in to a Double Deck Railroad and Roadway Bridge.
Location: Malatya, Turkey.
Client: Malatya Governorship.
Details: Firat Bridge is 29-span truss Railroad Bridge connecting the Malatya and Elazig Provinces of Turkey over the Karakaya Reservoir Lake with total length of 2 km. During the seismic investigation and the design, field and laboratory tests have been done to verify the accuracy of the 3D analytical computer model and the material properties. Existing bridge was converted to a double deck bridge by strengthening some of the truss members and adding a roadway deck on top. Work was coordinated among the Railroad Authorities, Directorate of Highway and Malatya Governorship. When constructed it will be first of its kind in Turkey.