Designed by FrenchMichel Virlogeux, the bridge will be a combined road-rail bridge. It will carry four motorway lanes and one railway line in each direction. The construction is carried out by a consortium of Turkish İçtaş and ItalianAstaldi companies that won the bid in May 30, 2012. The budgeted cost of the brifge’s construction is 4.5 billion (approx. US$2.5 billion as of March 2013).