World's Longest Suspension Bridge opens.

The 1915 Canakkale Bridge (Turkish: 1915 Çanakkale Köprüsü; pronounced Chanakkalè), also known as the Dardanelles Bridge (Çanakkale Boğaz Köprüsü), is a road suspension bridge in the province of Canakkale in northwestern Turkey. 

This is the world’s longest suspension bridge, which connects Europe and Asia across the Dardanelles Strait, has officially opened for use and it is quite the marvel. President Erdogan of Turkey, Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum of South Korea and various other officials inaugurated the massive bridge that connects the two sides of Turkey – one which lies in Europe and the other in Asia – and will save the 1.5-hour ferry ride that it would usually take to cross.  

Standing at 2,023 meters (6,637 feet) between the two towers, the 1915 Canakkale Bridge is now the largest suspension bridge in the world. 

The bridge took almost five years to construct and was built by both Turkish and South Korean companies to strengthen ties between the two nations, costing $2.7 billion (£2.06 billion). It is now the only motorway in Turkey that links both Europe and Asia outside of Istanbul, and the journey itself takes just 6 minutes. 

The year "1915" in the official Turkish name honours an important Ottoman naval victory against the navies of United Kingdom and France during World War I.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org


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