Bosphorus Bridge, Istanbul,
known as the First Bosphorus Bridge, the
Bosphorus Bridge is just one of the 2
Istanbul, Turkey. It spans
the Bosphorus Strait and bridges the gap
between Asia and Europe.
The other bridge across the
Bosphorus Straight is the Second Bosphorus
Bridge, more formally
known as the Fatih Sultan
The European end of the bridge is located in
Ortaköy and the Asian end is in Beylerbeyi.
A suspension bridge which employs steel
pylons and sloaping hangers, the Bosphorus
Bridge has a deck which is aerodynamic and
hangs on zigzag cables of steel. It is over
one thousand five hundred meters long and
its deck has a width of almost forty meters.
The distance between the bridges two main
spans is over a thousand meters and the
height of each tower over the road over a
hundred meters. The bridge’s clearance from
sea level is 64 meters.
When it was first finished
in 1973, the Bosphorus Bridge ranked as the
world’s fourth longest suspension bridge,
and outside the United States, it was the
longest. Today, it is the world’s sixteenth
longest suspension bridge.
Since the Bosphorus Bridge is a bridge that
collects a toll, a thirteen booth toll plaza
is located on the Asian side close to the
bridge. A passing from the European side to
the Asian side has a toll but not the other