İstanbul Seyahat Rehberi

Golden Horn Metro Bridge

  • It connects the two parts of the European side of the city

  • Golden Horn Metro Bridge is the fourth bridge across the Golden Horn and it entered service on February 2014

  • Golden Horn Metro Bridge is a cable stayed bridge

Golden Horn Metro Bridge is a cable stayed bridge for Istanbul metro line M2 from Sishane to Yenikapi including the Haliç metro bridge across the Golden Horn. It is built around 200 m east of Atatürk Bridge between it and Galata Bridge.

Golden Horn Metro Bridge is the fourth bridge across the Golden Horn and it entered service on February 2014. It connects the two parts of the European side of the city. There are three stations, including Haliç on the bridge and Yenikapi which provides an interchange with the Marmaray suburban link under the Bosporus to Asia. The construction of the Golden Horn Metro Bridge faced some opposition over its design.

City planners criticized that the original plans approved by Unesco were changed without permission. The design and the number of the bridge trestles have been altered; these lead to disturbance of the skyline of the old city. The piers are much higher than approved. The metro station in the middle of the bridge, which is argued to be without any logical function as it would be unusual for anyone to get off a train while in the middle of a bridge but has exits to both banks