The Bosphorus Bridge, also called the First Bosphorus Bridge is one of the two bridges in Istanbul. The construction of the bridge took 3 years and the cost was 22 million US Dollars. Completed in 1973, the Bosphorus Bridge was the first linking the European side with Asia.
In the beginning pedestrians could walk across the bridge and the elevators inside the legs were open to the public. I was told that due to the fact that jumping from the bridge is a rather common method to commit suicide, the bridge is closed for pedestrians nowadays. Now it is only possible if you participate in Eurasia Marathon.
On the European side, the views over the city from the ferry is just beyond words. The sights are just gorgeous, you get to see so much. The clear blue water and the beautiful sky with some cool breeze add a romantic touch to my trip.
It was amazing to see this bridge connecting the 2 continents up close. For as tiny as the Bosphorus looks on a map, I was stunned to see just how extremely long this bridge really was.
Passing through the straits on the Asian side, you can see an enticing mix of ancient wooden houses and modern residential .