What you need to know
The first bridge over the bosphorous which connects Asia with Europe. The idea of building a bridge to connect the two continents dates back to the Antiquity or the Classical age. The bridge building was completed by 1973. The bridge is 1560 meters long with a width of 33.4 meters. Among its completion it was the 4th longest bridge in the world, the longest outside the United States. Today it is the 22nd longest spanning bridge in the world.