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The animation below from Sentinel-2A captures the construction of Turkey's Third Bosphorus Bridge over the course of a year.

The bridge is also known as The Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge spanning the Bosphorus strait in Istanbul, Turkey - connecting Europe and Asia.

This one will be used for rail and motor vehicle transit, and its north of two existing bridges. It was initially named the Third Bosphorus Bridge. The bridge is between Garipçe in Sarıyer on the European side and Poyrazköy in Beykoz on the Asian side.

At 322m, the bridge is the tallest suspension bridge in the world. After the Millau Viaduct, it is the second-tallest bridge in the world of any type.

The hybrid cable-stayed suspension bridge forms part of the ongoing 150 km-long Northern Marmara Highway project, and opened on 26 August 2016. Sentinel-2A followed progress made on the bridge during the last year.

View the full resolution image of the bridge completed.

Credit: Processed by ESA - Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2016)


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