When it is investigated its history, it is seen that there have built many bridges today from past. Let’s look at the chronologic history of Galata Bridge;
Its building story is based on the Byzantine Era; Byzantine historians claimed the first bridge on Haliç was built the period of Justinianus I in 6th century. It is estimated that named as ‘’ Aghios Khalinikos Bridge’’, with 12 arches stone bridge was situated between Eyüp and Sütlüce in Istanbul.
After the conquest of Istanbul in 1453, Fatih Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror established a mobile bridge placed between Ayvansaray and Kasımpasha (cities of Istanbul) to pass his army the other side from here.
In 16th century, the period of Sultan Bayezid II (1468-1512) invited famous artist Leonardo da Vinci, born in the town of Vinci in the region of Florence to Istanbul to construct a bridge linking Eminönü to Karaköy. After Leonardo had decided to come to Istanbul to establish the bridge, he was later dissuaded from that project by the administration of the time. It is figured out from letters in the Topkapı Palace today that there was an action of Leonardo da Vinci on this head. The bridge building project of Leonardo da Vinci on the Golden Horn was completed in Norway in 2000s. Moreover, there were plans of another bridge project to be built on this site by great artist Michelangelo.