The longest suspension bridge in the world was inaugurated in Turkey: Canakkale 1915
The longest suspension bridge in the world, known as the Canakkale in 1915, was inaugurated in Turkey. It was built over the Dardanelles Strait, the natural border between Europe and Asia, informs France Presse.
The "Canakkale 1915" bridge, 4,6 km long and with a distance of 2 km between the two pillars, is the first to stretch over this strait of about 60 km that connects the Aegean Sea to the Marmara Sea.
The inauguration of the bridge took place on the day that Turkey celebrated the naval victory of the Ottoman forces on March 18, 1915 over the Allies in the Battle of the Dardanelles (also known as the Battle of Gallipoli).
The work, which cost a total of 2,5 billion euros, is in addition to three other bridges in Istanbul that connect the two continents and will connect East Thrace to Anatolia, bypassing Istanbul.