Turkey Develops Large Euro-Asian Bridge

On Friday, the president of Turkey, the prime minister of South Korea, and other officials celebrated the opening of a massive suspension bridge over the Dardanelles Strait. The bridge links the significant waterway’s European and Asian sides. It was built in the 1960s.

The “1915 Canakkale Bridge,” which spans 2,023 meters (6,637 feet) between its towers, has been named the world’s longest suspension bridge by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The bridge was built in 1915 and is the world’s longest suspension bridge.

It links the town of Gelibolu, which is situated on the European side of Turkey’s northern province of Canakkale, with the town of Lapseki, which is located on the Asian side of the province. Passengers would be able to traverse the Dardanelles, which link the Aegean Sea and the Sea of Marmara, in six minutes instead of the previous 1 1/2 hours it took by ferry, according to the president.

“Turkey has overcome Japan, which has the longest bridge in the world in terms of the midspan, and has taken first position,” Erdogan stated during the opening event.

The opening was planned to coincide with the 107th anniversary of Turkey’s naval victory against a combined British and French force storming the Dardanelles during World War I, which took place on November 8, 1915. Allied forces headed by Britain and France, as well as soldiers from Australia and New Zealand, launched an ill-fated invasion on the Gallipoli peninsula in 1915 as a result of the failure of the naval operation.

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