Other Bridges and Crossings

While the Bosphorus Bridge is the first and most important bridge in Istanbul of course it is not the only bridge, and not even the only bridge across this same piece of Bosphorus.  And if you consider the new construction being done there will soon be several ways to cross!

Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge

Also called the “Second Bridge” this is just north fo the Bosphorus Bridge, which we also call “First Bridge” to show which is which.  read more

Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge

Under construction this was first called the “Third Bridge” and will soon be ready. Part of the Kuzey Marmara Otoyolu or Northen Marmara Highway this is to be a combined rail and road crossing. Construction start at the end of May 2013 and is expected to take two or three years. more

Marmaray Tunnel

One other way to cross the same stretch of water is this Marmaray Tunnel. read more

Galata Bridge

The other famed bridge of Istanbul this is as much a place to go fishing, or to eat seafood, as it is a way to cross the water. read more