The Galata Bridge in Istanbul is a unique location in the world. It spans the Golden Horn at a site in which a natural harbor forms. It is the exact place in which the Bosphorus flows into the sea of Marmara. It is also the place at which the old Istanbul meets the new.
This is the fifth bridge in this location. The last bridge was destroyed in 1992 the year in which a fire badly damaged it. The bridge has three car lanes and one lane on which trams go.
In the evening, the time in which fisherman come to catch their evening meals, the bridge becomes a bustling place. Sunset is also the time at which the faithful are called to prayer. Tourists and locals walk along the first deck on which there are a number of restaurants and shops. Fisherman stand side by side at the railing at which they cast their lines into the water. Never is there a time at which the bridge is not completely occupied and bustling with people.