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This bridge links old Istanbul with Galata and Beyoglu over the Golden Horn. A bridge was planned during the reign of Bayezit II (148-1512) for which Michelangelo was contacted, but no project resulted.
In 1845, a wooden bridge was built here by the mother of Abdόlmecit I, and this was later replaced with a metal one.
The present bridge was built by a German firm between 1910 and 1912. It is 468 ms. long and 26 ms. wide. The central section can be opened to allow ships to pass through into the Golden Horn shipyards. (usually at night, between 2 and 4 am.). It is situated at a nodal point the area between Eminφnό and Karakφy having the densest traffic in the city. Looking over to old Istanbul, towards Eminφnu from the bridge, one may see the Yeni mosque, and the monumental mosques dominating the skyline on the hills of the city.
Every mormimg hundreds of people come to fish from the bridge.

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Viewed: 1912
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