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Karkamış Iron Bridge

This railway bridge is about 2 km east of Karkamış Railway Station. 

It was built over the Euphrates River in 1917, and is right on Turkey’s border with Syria. It was the longest and most technologically advanced bridge of its day. 870 meters long, it has 8 arches each spanning 100 meters, and with its fine steelwork, is like a work of art. It has an 80 cm-wide pedestrian walkway on the Syrian side.  

Still used by trains today, the bridge delineates the border with Syria, and is the point at which the Euphrates River exits Turkish territory, 1.5 km southeast of the town of Karkamış.

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