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Turkey opens world's longest suspension bridge, built by 'K-tech'

South Korean consortium's speed and funding puts Japanese rivals on back foot

The 1915 Canakkale Bridge has the world's longest central section of 2,023 meters, some 30 meters longer than Japan's Akashi Kaikyo Bridge. (Anadolu Agency)

ISTANBUL -- From K-pop to K-beauty to a K-bridge: Turkey on Friday opened the world's longest suspension bridge, built together with South Korean contractors.

With a central section of 2,023 meters, it surpassed Japan's Akashi Kaikyo Bridge by about 30 meters.

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