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Photographer’s shadow on Atatürk Bridge

Photographer’s shadow on Atatürk Bridge, © Yapı Kredi bankenlarge



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Object:Photographer’s shadow on Atatürk Bridge
Description:The photographer’s shadow falls across the construction site of Atatürk Bridge. Construction is already quite advanced but the two lengths of the bridge are still separated by a strip of sea. Two larger and a smaller boat are passing just below. There is a tall pole to the right of the photographer. The far end of the bridge, together with the background, presents a view of the neighbourhoods of Şişhane and Galata, dominated by Galata Tower.
Comment:The picture is part of documentation on the final stages of the construction of Atatürk Bridge. The foundation was laid on 29 August 1936. The bridge opened on 29 October 1939.
Location:Istanbul, Haliç
Country:Turkey (contemporary)
Turkey (historical)
Type:Photographic negative
Creator:Giz, Selahattin (probably)
Keywords:360 Settelments > 363 Streets and Traffic
340 Structures > 344 Public Structures
490 Land Transport > 491 Highways and Bridges
Bibliography:Gazi köprüsünün temeli atıldı. Cumhuriyet, 30 August 1936. – Atatürk köprüsünde inşaat tamamlandı, Cumhuriyet. 28 October 1939. – Atatürk köprüsü açıldı, Cumhuriyet, 30 October 1939.
Copyright:Yapı Kredi bank
Archive:Yapı Kredi tarih arşivi, Istanbul (Collection Selahattin Giz), Inv. No.: 7/0573B
Editor:Joël László