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Bosphorus Bridge Bridges

The Bosphorus Bridge, also called the First Bosphorus Bridge or simply the First Bridge is one of two suspension bridges spanning the Bosphorus strait, thus connecting Europe and Asia (the other one is the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge, which is called the Second Bosphorus Bridge). The bridge extends between Ortaköy (in Europe) and Beylerbeyi (in Asia).

It is a gravity-anchored suspension bridge with steel towers and inclined hangers. The aerodynamic deck hangs on zigzag steel cables. It is 1,560 m (5,118 ft) long with a deck width of 33.40 m (110 ft). The distance between the towers (main span) is 1,074 m (3,524 ft) and the total height of the towers is 165 m (541 ft). The clearance of the bridge from sea level is 64 m (210 ft).

Upon its completion in 1973, the Bosphorus Bridge was the fourth-longest suspension bridge span in the world, and the longest outside the United States. Currently, it is the 22nd-longest suspension bridge span in the world.

Location

Near Bosphorus Bridge

Ortaköy Bosphorus 0.38 km
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South Africa Consulate Consulates 0.41 km
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Beylerbeyi Palace Popular Places 0.43 km
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Çırağan Palace Popular Places 0.94 km
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Ortaköy İncil Kilisesi Churchs 1.11 km
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City Museum Popular Places 1.16 km
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Yıldız Palace and Park Popular Places 1.18 km
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Chili Consulate Consulates 1.27 km
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