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Visiting Atatürk Bridge under construction

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Object:Visiting Atatürk Bridge under construction
Description:Pedestrians and construction workers pushing wheelbarrows are walking on the construction site of Atatürk Bridge. Several small boats and a large ship are sailing beneath. In the background, the neighbourhoods of Şişhane and Galata, dominated by Galata Tower, can be seen.
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 and 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.: 7/0574D
Editor:Joël László