BRIDGES ON BOSPHORUS, ISTANBUL, TURKEY

      The Bosphorus Bridge (Bogaziçi Köprüsü, in Turkish), also called the 'First Bosphorus Bridge' (Birinci Bogaziçi Köprüsü, in Turkish) is one of the two bridges in Istanbul, Turkey. It is located between ORTAKöY and BEYLERBEYI , spanning the Bosphorus Strait and connecting the continents of Europe and Asia.
      The bridge opened to the service in 1973 and it is the 17th suspension bridge in the world 3,524 ft (1,074 Mt).

      The other bridge in Istanbul is the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge, (Fatih Köprüsü, in Turkish) which is also called the 'Second Bosphorus Bridge'. The bridge is named after the 15th century Ottoman Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror, who took Constantinople (Istanbul) in 1453 and ended the Byzantine Empire.

      The bridge is opened to the service in 1988 and situated between Hisarüstü (European side) and Kavacik (Asian side). The bridge with 3.576 ft (1,090 Mt) longiness is the 15th suspension bridge in the worlds and carries the E-80, AH-1 and O-2 highways.

      Both bridges in Istanbul are toll bridges.