Turkey’s Makyol and Japan’s IHI yesterday won the contract to repair and structurally maintain the two bridges over the Bosphorus by offering the lowest bid, 246.5 million liras, beating the Hyundai-Gülermak consortium, which bid 387.6 million liras. After the contracts are finalized with the winners, the restructuring and repair works are planned to begin, lasting around 540 days. Large-scale maintenance and repair work will be carried out on the first bridge, the Bosphorus Bridge, while only small-scale repairs will be needed for the second bridge, the Fatih Sultan Mehmet (FSM) Bridge.