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1915 Çanakkale Bridge, Dardanelles, Turkey
The longest suspension bridge in the world.
The 1915 Çanakkale Bridge (Turkish: 1915 Çanakkale Köprüsü), is a road suspension bridge in the province of Çanakkale in northwestern Turkey. Situated just south of the coastal towns of Lapseki and Gelibolu, the bridge spans the Dardanelles, about 10 km (6.2 mi) south of the Sea of Marmara. The bridge was officially opened by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on 18 March 2022 after roughly five years of construction. The year "1915" in the official Turkish name honors an important Ottoman naval victory against the navies of the United Kingdom and France during World War I.
The bridge is the longest suspension bridge in the world—with a main span of 2,023 m (6,637 ft). The bridge surpasses the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge (1998) in Japan by 32 m (105 ft). It is the centerpiece of the planned 321-kilometer long (199 mi) US$2.8 billion Kınalı-Balıkesir Motorway, which will connect the O-3 and O-7 motorways in East Thrace to the O-5 motorway in Anatolia.
The bridge is 334 m (1,096 ft) high.
The bridge is so big I could not make a photo of it in its entirety. In the photograph below, if you look closely at the second span from the top (below the basket), you can see a workman.
The bridge is the first fixed crossing over the Dardanelles and the sixth one across the Turkish Straits, after three bridges over the Bosphorus and two tunnels under it.
The Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge in New York City is the 18th longest suspension bridge in the world. The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco is number 19.