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"Bosphorus Straits.." Istanbul Favorite Tip by Erkmen

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  Bosphorus Straits at nite
by Erkmen

Favorite thing: ... probably the best landscaped waterway on earth..

The Bosphorus straits separates Asiatic Turkey from European Turkey and links the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara leading out to the Mediterranean. The Straits is 19 miles (30 km) long, with a maximum width of 2.3 miles (3.7 km.) at the northern entrance and a minimum width of 2,450 ft. (750 meters).

An estimated 4,000 ships currently pass through the Straits in any given month, including three tankers daily.. And a city with 14 million people lives adjacent to these straits.. The potential for environmental disaster on the Straits is too high and Danger for human life is a main concern.. we dont want any "Exxon waldez" Crashes to be occure on the straits..

The two sides of Bosphorus is connected with two Bridges.. The First Bridge constructed on 1973 and called as the Bosphorus Bridge and the second bridge, to the Black sea side is called the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge ("Conqueror Sultan Mehmed).. Both bridges are made of steel by Japan engineers and lays 1065 and 1090 meters respectively..

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  • Updated Oct 18, 2003
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