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We have had enough of the cold and snow and western PA. Let us go to a sunny day in May near Istanbul. On my last visit to Istanbul, I was curious about the third Bosphorus bridge that was still being built and my niece and her husband were good enough to drive me to Garipçe, close to the Black Sea on the European side. This was my first glimpse of the bridge.

Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge is for rail and motor vehicle transit over the Bosphorus strait, to the north of two existing suspension bridges. The bridge is located near the Black Sea entrance of the Bosphorus strait, between Garipçe in Sarıyer on the European side and Poyrazköy in Beykoz on the Asian side. The foundation stone laying ceremony was held on 29 May 2013. The bridge was opened to traffic on 26 August 2016. At 322 m (1,056 ft), the bridge is the tallest suspension bridge in the world. It is, after the Millau Viaduct, the second-tallest bridge in the world of any type. The bridge is also one of the world's widest suspension bridges, at 58.5 metres (192 ft) wide.

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Make: Canon
Model: Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
Lens: 3.8-247.0 mm
Software: Adobe Photoshop CC 2015 (Macintosh)
File Size: 1182 kb
Shot Information
Exposure Time: 1/640
F-Stop: f/4.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal length: 7.65 mm
Date Taken: 2016-05-29 13:29
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode

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