Golden Horn Metro Bridge General Information (Photo Gallery-Video)

Golden Horn Metro Bridge General Information :The route starts from Taksim Square of which the name has been inspired from Taksim Cistern and Water Reservoir Building, the structure where the city waters have been allotted for distribution, follows Beyoğlu which has been the center of the most important cultural, artistic and social activities as well as of the intellectual production of the city throughout the history along the route and arrives at ŞİŞHANE station, the first stop thereof.

Following Şişhane Station, the line goes down to Perşembe Pazarı, the trade center of the city also hosted many civilizations throughout the history. It surfaces beginning from this point and crosses the Golden Horn. The line goes underground again from Küçük Pazar Avenue maintaining its historical trade center feature and also including the old market in southwest side of the Golden Horn.

Unkapanı station is located at the middle of two tunnel portals situated in sides facing each other in a manner providing service for both sides. The line turns to Süleymaniye direction after entering into the tunnel, services within the Historical Peninsula and reaches at ŞEHZADEBAŞI station which is the third station thereof in a point close to Beyazıt Campus and Student Dormitories of İstanbul University where an intensive usage is the matter in question again. Beginning from Şehzadebaşı Station, the line goes to Marmara Coast and reaches at YENİKAPI station, the fourth station thereof which is shared with MARMARAY Strait Passage system.

The Golden Horn Metro Bridge, is a cable-stayed bridge for the metro line M2, spanning the Golden Horn in Istanbul, Turkey that connects the districts Beyoğlu and Fatih. It is built around 200 m south of Atatürk Bridge, between it and Galata Bridge. It is the fourth bridge across the Golden Horn. Went in service on February 15, 2014, the bridge enables a direct connection of the end station Hacıosman in the Sarıyer district with the transport hub Yenikapı in the Fatih district.

The appearance of the bridge project in the general agenda goes back to 1952. After approval of the metro line by the city’s Monument Protection Board and completion of the tunnels relating to the metro line, a construction bid for the metro bridge spanning the Golden Horn was published by the Metropolitan Municipality. By 2005, a total of 21 projects were submitted to the Monument Protection Board; however, none was found worthy complements to the city’s silhouette;. A successful project designed by architect Hakan Kiran was controversial from the very beginning. In November 2009, the tower height was reduced from initially projected 82 m to 65 due to the risk of removal of Istanbul from the UNESCO list of World Heritage sites The cable-stayed Golden Horn Metro Bridge built by a consortium of Astaldi SpA and Gülermak Agir Sanayi Insaat ve Taahhüt has a 460 m main span and has a total lenght of 936 m.

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Golden Horn Metro Bridge General Information

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