World's Longest suspension bridge inaugurated in Turkey

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The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan inaugurated the world's largest suspension bridge on 18 March 2022 across Dardanelles Strait  in northwestern Turkey - which cuts travel time between Asia and Europe to six minutes.

  •  The 1915 Canakkale Bridge was built by Turkish and South Korean firms with an investment of 2.5 billion euros ($2.8 billion),connecting Turkey's European and Asian shores.

  • The 2,023 metre length of its midspan (distance between the two towers) is an allusion to the Turkish Republic's 100th anniversary in 2023.

  • Its towers are 318 metres (347.8 yards) high and the total length of the bridge is 4.6 km (2.9 miles) including the approach viaducts.

  • Now the second longest suspension bridge in the world is Japan’s Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, which has a 1,992-m-long main span.

  • Ambassador Bridge on the river detroit, which connects Canada and the United States of America is the International suspension bridge in the world. 

Important for Exam 

Dardanelles Strait 

It links the Agean sea with the sea of Marmara . 

The Strait is a  narrow body of water which connects  two large bodies of water .

Dardanelles strait is one of the narrowest international straits and it separates Asian Turkey from European Turkey.

Turkey lies partly in Asia and partly in Europe .

It's currency :  Turkish Lira

Capital : Ankara 

President :Tayyip Erdogan

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