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History of Galata Bridge with Photos

-Attractions June 25, 2016
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Galata Bridge

Galata Bridge

Galata Bridge is one of the most beautiful part of Istanbul . It has amazing view from European side of Bosphorus. If you come to Istanbul for travel, probably you will came to Eminonu and see the Galata bridge. Orign of this bridge is so old. First construction was started in Byzantine Empire era. This is why this place very important for the city. The people who are forign country comes usally this place.

You find so many restaurants, fish sandwich shop in the vicinity of this place and you can pass over the bridge by walk nearly 15 minutes. Galata Tower can be seen from begining of the bridge. Maybe you did hear review about the galata bridge restaurants. Usually they are good, but before make a choice you should see them. People who are from the Turkey usally fishing on the bridge. This creat a view for this place. And this view is a wonderful opportunity for take great photos. İn this article you can see Photos of Galata bridge how great is. There is one thing ı have to say, when the night come, you should definitely see the bridge, remember this.

Galata Bridge Map

galata bridge map

galata bridge map

 

Galata Bridge Facts

Galata Bridge, Increasing commercial relations and the transfer of the Ottoman palace from the historical peninsula to Dolmabahçe in Beşiktaş in the 19th century resulted in heavier traffic between Aminönü and Karaköy.

Galata Bridge at night

Galata Bridge at night

At this time, horse carriages imported from Europe became more cammon, and there was a need for a second bridge to cross the Golden Horn. A wooden bridge between Karaköy and Eminönü was built in a shipyard as an alternative to the Hayratiye Bridge. This new bridge would constitute a mode for three other bridges to be built over the Golden Horn later. Even though it had general similarities with Hayratiye Bridge which was built on rafts, the new bridge had pontoons.

galata bridge history

In the place of the first birdge, which was renovated in 1853, another bridge was constructed from wooden metarials in the shipyard on the orders of the Kaptan Pasha, Ateş Mehmed Pasha, in 1863. This bridge measured approximetely five hundred and four meters wide. In order for small ship to be able to pass under the bridge, there was a passage measuring five meters high.

This bridge did not last long. An agreement, known as the “Forges et Chantiers de la Mediterrance,” was signed with a French firm on 24 September 1869 to construct a stronger iron birdge. The bridge was opened with a formal ceremony in 1872. As the bridge quickly became worn by the increased speeds of the trolleys in the city in the 19th century, another agreement was signed with the German firm MAN on 18 February 1907 for the construction of a new bridge.

The moment that opening of Galata bridge

The moment that opening of Galata bridge

The bridge was built out of steel, having to be strong enough to allow travel on rails. It was opned on 27 April, 1912. This was the longest lasting of all the bridges built over the Golden Horn to date. However, the narrow space between the pontoons prevented the natural flow of water to and from the Golden Horn, thus increasing the problem of pollution. The new bridge was opened in 1992. Today, in addition to its tranportaion, this bridge, with its lower level consisting of restaurants, is a place where one can dine across from a picturesque view od Istanbul. The bridge also offers an excellent location for amateur fishing the upper level.

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