Çanakkale Suspension Bridge

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Çanakkale Suspension Bridge
Dardanelles landsat.jpg
Satellite image of Dardanelles strait
Coordinates 40°20′18″N 26°37′58″E / 40.33833°N 26.63278°E / 40.33833; 26.63278Coordinates: 40°20′18″N 26°37′58″E / 40.33833°N 26.63278°E / 40.33833; 26.63278
Carries six lanes of roadway
Crosses Dardanelles
Locale Çanakkale Province, Turkey
Official name Çanakkale 1915 Köprüsü
Characteristics
Design Suspension
Total length 3,623 m (11,886 ft)[1]
Longest span 2,023 m (6,637 ft)[2]
History
Designer Tekfen Holding[3]
Construction begin 2016[4]

The Çanakkale Suspension Bridge is a planned suspension bridge located at the western end of the Sea of Marmara, close to Çanakkale and approximately 200 kilometers from Istanbul, Turkey. It will be one of the longest suspension bridges in the world by length of central span. The bridge will be part of the Kınalı-Tekirdağ-Çanakkale-Balıkesir motorway project, and is currently planned to be built between Gelibolu in East Thrace and Lapseki in Troas.

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