Bosphorus Bridge, Istanbul

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    Bosphorus Bridge, Istanbul, TR
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  • Bosphorus Bridge, Istanbul, TR
    Bosphorus Bridge, Istanbul, TR
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  • Bosphorus Bridge, Istanbul, TR
    Bosphorus Bridge, Istanbul, TR
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    I opened my mouth!!!

    by sashlasomma Updated Sep 30, 2004

    It was another great activity I did in Istanbul.

    The clear blue water and the Grey clouds with some cool winds added a romantic flavour to my trip.

    The bridge was too high above us,and too long also.

    I asked if it's possible to have a walk on the bridge,they told me NO because it was used by many people to attempt suicide!!

    i had seen many bridges in my life , but this is the most perfect and most beautiful one.

    Bosphure Bridge
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    The bridge of Bosphorus

    by Aggeliki Written Jan 24, 2004

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    In 1973, on the 50th anniversary of the Turkish Republic, a suspension bridge similar to the British River Severn Bridge was opened at Istanbul linking the Asian and European shores of the strait.
    It is 64 m / 210 ft high with 6 lanes. The total length is1,560 m / 5,117 ft and the distance between two legs is only 1,074 m / 3,523 ft. The construction took 3 years and the cost was 22 million US Dollars.
    During its first years pedestrians could walk across the bridge and the elevators inside the legs were open to the public. However, after many suicides it is no longer open to pedestrians.

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    Bosphorus Bridge

    by Lion_Beat Updated Jul 6, 2003

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    You can't miss it! :)

    One of the world's largest
    suspension bridges, the Bosphorus Bridge (Bogazici Koprusu), linking Europe and Asia.

    The bridge opened on 27th October 1974, the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Turkish Republic.

    - 1074 metres (3,523 ft) in the length between the two great piers;
    - the total length is1,560 m (5,117 ft);
    - 64 metres (210 ft high) above the water at the centre of its span.
    - the construction took 3 years and the cost 22 million USD.

    During its first years pedestrians could walk across the bridge and the elevators inside the legs were open to the public. However, after many suicides it is no longer open to pedestrians.
    But sometimes, on Istanbul Marathon Day for example it's open for public, and there are discussions right now in order to re-open it for public.

    Bosphorus Bridge
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    Bosphorus Bridge or Ataturk Bridge

    by Sharrie Written Feb 25, 2003

    BOSPHORUS BRIDGE was completed in Oct. 1973 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Turkish Republic. 35 engineers & 400 workers made it possible at a cost of US$23 m.

    Length = 1560 m.
    Width = 33 m.
    Height of bridge from sea = 64 m.

    The bridge is the 4th longest suspension bridge in Europe & th 7th in the world.

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    The Bosphorus Bridge

    by Nobbe Written Jan 17, 2003

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    The Bosphorus Bridge connects Europe and Asia and spans over 1074 meter, making it to one of the longest suspension bridges in the world. The roadway is 64 meters above the water at the center of its span. It was built in 1973.

    The Bosphorus Bridge

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    Ferries leave regularly from...

    by JaumeBCN Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Ferries leave regularly from the Galata bridge for Üsküdar and other points on the Asian shore. The impressive Bosphorus Bridge (1.074 meters) unites Europe and Asia. It was completed in 1973 and opened for the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Turkish Republic.

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    Between two continents

    by Huks Written Sep 29, 2011

    How you can get from European side to Asian side?
    One options is by boat. It isn't bad option. But on the other hand you can use Bosphorus bridge to drive by car or public transport.

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    You should see the Bosphorus...

    by Taitsu Written Aug 26, 2002

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    You should see the Bosphorus bridge as especially in the past it has had a lot of symbolic value in combining two continents together.

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