Istanbul’s second bridge spanning the Bosphorus, the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge (Turkish: Fatih Sultan Mehmet Köprüsü) was built between Kavacık and Hısarüstü.
Construction began in 1986 and the bridge opened on the 3rd of July, 1988. The Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge is the 14th largest steel suspension bridge in the world.
Along with the Bosphorus Bridge and the city’s ferries, the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge carries a significant portion of Istanbul’s trans-Bosphorus traffic. It has also become an unforgettable piece of the Istanbul skyline.