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Bosphorus Bridge

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Attractions Details

📌 Address

Ortaköy, 34347 Beşiktaş/İstanbul, Türkiye

Opening Hours

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

💸 Entrance Fee

Free

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"For the best view of the Bosphorus Bridge, head to the nearby Ortaköy Square at sunset when the bridge is beautifully lit up, and enjoy a cup of Turkish tea while taking in the breathtaking panoramic scenery. If you're feeling adventurous, visit during the annual Istanbul Marathon in November to witness the unique experience of running across the bridge and taking in the stunning views of the city."

What is Bosphorus Bridge?

Bosphorus Bridge, also known as the 15 July Martyrs Bridge, is a suspension bridge located in Istanbul, Turkey. It spans the Bosphorus Strait, connecting the European and Asian sides of the city. The bridge is an iconic landmark of Istanbul, offering breathtaking views of the city skyline and the picturesque Bosphorus.

History of Bosphorus Bridge

The construction of Bosphorus Bridge began in 1970 and was completed in 1973. It was a significant engineering feat, designed to ease the traffic congestion in Istanbul and provide a direct link between Europe and Asia. The bridge was officially opened on October 30, 1973, by the President of Turkey at that time, Fahri Korutürk.

When planning your tours in Istanbul don't forget to visit Bosphorus Bridge.

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Why is Bosphorus Bridge Important?

Bosphorus Bridge holds great importance for Istanbul and Turkey. Firstly, it serves as a vital transportation route, connecting the two continents and facilitating the movement of people, goods, and vehicles. Secondly, the bridge symbolizes the unity and cultural fusion of Europe and Asia, reflecting Istanbul's unique position as a transcontinental city.

Things to Do & See at Bosphorus Bridge

  • Enjoy the Scenic Views: Take a leisurely walk or drive across the Bosphorus Bridge and soak in the panoramic views of Istanbul's skyline, the Bosphorus Strait, and the surrounding area.

  • Bosphorus Cruise: Embark on a boat tour to experience the beauty of the Bosphorus Strait up close, passing under the majestic Bosphorus Bridge.

  • Photography Opportunity: Capture stunning photographs of the bridge against the backdrop of Istanbul's skyline during the day or at night when it is beautifully illuminated.

  • Historical Significance: Learn about the history and engineering marvel of the Bosphorus Bridge through informative displays and exhibits at the nearby Istanbul Maritime Museum.

Visiting the Bosphorus Bridge is a memorable experience that allows you to witness the fusion of two continents and the vibrant energy of Istanbul. 

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Whether you are a history enthusiast, photography lover, or simply seeking breathtaking views, the Bosphorus Bridge offers an unforgettable attraction in the heart of this enchanting city.

Frequently asked questions

1. What is the Bosphorus Bridge?

The Bosphorus Bridge is a suspension bridge that spans the Bosphorus Strait in Istanbul, Turkey. It connects the European and Asian sides of the city.

2. How long is the Bosphorus Bridge?

The Bosphorus Bridge has a total length of 1,560 meters (5,118 feet).

3. When was the Bosphorus Bridge opened?

The Bosphorus Bridge was opened on October 30, 1973.

4. How many lanes does the Bosphorus Bridge have?

The Bosphorus Bridge has a total of 6 lanes, with 3 lanes in each direction.

5. Are there any tolls to cross the Bosphorus Bridge?

Yes, there are tolls for crossing the Bosphorus Bridge. The toll rates vary depending on the type of vehicle.

Attractions Details

📌 Address

Ortaköy, 34347 Beşiktaş/İstanbul, Türkiye

Opening Hours

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

💸 Entrance Fee

Free

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