Soletanche Freyssinet and Vinci Construction Vinci are installing 176 cables for the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge in Istanbul.The team has published photos and a video showing the initial results of the operation, which began in April (link to video opens in new tab).

The Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge is both cable-stayed and suspended. It will have a 1,408m main span - far longer than the world record for a purely cable-stayed bridge, the 1,104m-span Russky Island Bridge in Russia.

The new Bosphorus bridge will carry dual four-lane carriageways for traffic plus two railway tracks in the middle.