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location: Bosphorus between Ortaköy, Beşiktaş and Beylerbeyi, Üsküdar, Istanbul, Turkey
name: Boğaziçi Köprüsü (Turkish)
function: link between the historical European part and the modern Asian part of Istanbul; vehicular, no commercial vehicles (automobiles, urban transport), one way toll pay system with magnetic cards and remote payment system; Intercontinental Istanbul Eurasia Marathon
history: 1973, steel, suspended, illuminated with computerized lighting system
specialties: the first bridge between Europe and Asia after the ancient bridges by Darius I and Xerxes I of Persia over the Bosphorus and the Dardanelles; first proposal for a bridge across the Bosphorus with a rail link between the two continents to Abdul Hamid II; 16th in the world for the longest span; the first tennis match ever on two continents played here
published on Wednesday, September 22, 2010