Atatürk Bridge

Ataturk brdge
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The Atatürk Bridge, named after Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder and first President of the Republic of Turkey, is a highway bridge on the Golden Horn in Istanbul, Turkey.

It was originally completed in 1836 with the name Hayratiye Bridge and was ordered by the Ottoman Sultan Mahmud II. The opening was personally made by the Sultan, who crossed the bridge on his horse. This original bridge was circa 400 meters long and 10 meters wide, and was built as a bascule bridge for allowing large ships to pass. In 1875 it was replaced by a second bridge, made of iron.

Text source: Wikipedia


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