Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge, Istanbul

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The Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge ("Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror Bridge"), also known as the Second Bosphorus Bridge (in Turkish: Fatih Sultan Mehmet Köprüsü, F.S.M. Köprüsü or 2. Köprü), is a bridge in Istanbul, Turkey spanning the Bosphorus strait (Turkish: Boğaziçi). When completed in 1988, it was the 5th-longest suspension bridge span in the world; today it is the 24th.


The bridge is named after the 15th-century Ottoman Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror, who conquered the Byzantine capital, Constantinople (Istanbul), in 1453. It carries the European route E80, Asian Highway 1, Asian Highway 5 and Otoyol 2 highways.

There are two other bridges that connect Europe and Asia located in Istanbul which are named Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge and 15 July Martyrs Bridge (formerly known as Bosphorus Bridge).
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  • Second bridge to be built across the Bosphorus, the Faith Sultan Mehmet is another of the picturesque structures gracing Istanbul. Impressive bridge!  more »
  • It is the second bridge built at bosphorus. European side is close to Baltalimani, Anatolian side is close to Anatolian Fort(Anadolu Hisari). Istanbul rush hours are 7am-9am, 18:00-19:30, if you do...  more »
  • Amazing hotel, very clean, friendly staff, very good location. Very rich breakfast. I recommend refusing for the fourth time at this hotel.  more »
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  • Very beautiful bridge, the view towards the south is wonderful as you can clearly see the first Bosphorus bridge from here also. By night it's very illuminated, but too hard to cross due to the crazy traffic of this city, it may take you a whole hour to approach to it and to cross it, but after that, the highway widens and you can drive fast again.
  • Çok güzel The Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge ("Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror Bridge"), also known as the Second Bosphorus Bridge is a bridge in Istanbul, Turkeyspanning the Bosphorus strait. When completed in 1988, it was the 5th-longest suspension bridge span in the world; today it is the 24th. The bridge is named after the 15th-century Ottoman Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror, who conquered the Byzantine capital, Constantinople (Istanbul), in 1453. It carries the European route E80, Asian Highway 1, Asian Highway 5 and Otoyol 2 highways. [SOURCE: Wikipedia]
  • Now under construction it will be a nicer place to pass on to the other continent
  • Want to see the real beauty? Visit this place in night which will happen in istanbul around 10 pm, when the natural light goes down, man made articifial lights emerges with a beautiful virw of this bridge. Special view can be seen through thr boat/yatch, there are many boats you may find for dinner on the water concept. A perfect place for date and family dinner as well.
  • I have never seen it from the sky. This year when I visited to Istanbul, i was able to see it from the plane. Absolutely gorgeous.

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