World's Longest Suspension Bridge Takes Shape in Turkey

Bridge with cars in traffic

The 1915Çanakkale bridge in Turkey will be the first motorway link across the Dardanelles Strait.

November 29, 2021
Aileen Cho - Engineering News-Record

It was a long-standing dream—not only of Ersin Arıoğlu, but of a nation. Could a suspension bridge someday cross the Dardanelles Strait in Turkey and provide another link between Europe and Asia? “To build a highway suspension bridge over the Çanakkale Strait has been on the agenda of the Turkish Ministry of Public Works for the last 20 years,” Arıoğlu, co-founder of contractor Yapi Merkezi, wrote in a technical paper. That was in 1994.

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