Bridging the Divide
Continuing with the story - Life on Galata Bridge from May 10th, the Golden Horn Metro Bridge is the newest addition to a historical city, bringing the most modern form of transport to the city while the boats still crisscross the Golden Horn underneath. Located between the Galata Bridge and the Atatürk Bridge, the Golden Horn Metro Bridge entered service on February 15, 2014. As I watched this bridge every time I made my journey from Beyoğlu to Fatih across the Golden Horn, I felt that this bridge symbolizes today’s Istanbul beautifully, as a city that not only bridges the geographical divide between Asia and Europe, but also the cultural and spiritual divide. It does so beautifully, by rooting itself in its glorious history, embracing the present and by preparing for the future. Conceptual Design: Michel Virlogeux, Architect:Hakan Kıran.