Küçükçekmece Bridge is located on the west side of Bakırköy in Istanbul, which hosts endless works witnessing the ancient times of history. The history of the historical bridge at the junction point of Küçükçekmece Lake and Marmara sea goes back to more than 1500 years ago. According to the historical records, it is written that Byzantium Emperor Justinianus I built it after the earthquake which destroyed the city in the 6th century. It was known as Ponte Piccolo, in other words, "Little Bridge". It is narrated that a wooden bridge was available at the same place before.
The bridge damaged at various times was repaired diligently and survived till the time of the Ottoman Empire. During the time of Mehmet the Conqueror who conquered the city, it was repaired in 1455, and finally, it started to be rebuilt by Süleyman the Magnificent and completed in the time of Selim II. Moreover, it is remarkable that the new bridge was built by Acem Alisi, the Chief Architect before Sinan the Architect.
Actively used today, Küçükçekmece Bridge is about 210 metres long and has a length of 7,60 metres. Its widest arch opening reaches to 10 metres. Its current form is different from its original because of the road expansion works in the first quarter of the 1900s and the repairs at various intervals.
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