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Second Bosphorus Bridge 1988

Bridging Two Continents

  • Ground breaking ceremony: 29 May 1985
  • Commencement of work: 4 December 1985
  • Construction: December 1985 - May 1988 (30 months)
  • Tower foundations (piers): March - October 1986
  • Tower erection: August - October 1986
  • Cable spinning: March - July 1987
  • Roadway deck erection: September - October 1987
  • Bridge completion: 29 May 1988 (Six months ahead of schedule)
  • Opening ceremony: 3 July 1988