An enormous bridge linking Europe and Asia is set to open this week and it's simply an absolute miracle of modern engineering
· Mar 16, 2022 ·

This Friday, March 18, the Çanakkale 1915 Bridge will officially open for business. The more-than-mile-long suspension bridge is officially the largest in the world; it spans over 6,600 feet across the Dardanelles strait separating Europe and Asia.

And've never seen anything like it:

Viewed from a distance the thing is just breathtaking:

The span's 1.2-mile length is part of the 200-mile long Kınalı-Balıkesir Motorway, billed as "the first motorway in Turkey to connect Europe and Asia, outside of Istanbul."

Here's a great promo video featuring, as best we can tell, a fellow who used to have to deliver tomatoes via a slow, unreliable ferry and who can now truck his wares directly across this behemoth bridge.

I'm probably never gonna get over there to drive across this sucker but I wouldn't mind it if I did!

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