About the Exhibition

Bridging Two Continents

The First Bosphorus Bridge was opened on 30 October 1973 connecting Europe and Asia with a fixed link for the first time. The Second Bosphorus Bridge was opened on the 3 July 1988.

The museum exhibition presented a photographic story of the design, construction and opening of the two Bosphorus bridges. There were large photographs from the bridges' construction in the 1970s and 1980s.

The exhibition also included construction videos, personal objects and recollections. The large-scale design of the exhibition sought to reflect that of the bridges: “to be outstanding in efficiency, economy and aesthetics.”

At the opening of the exhibition on 30th October 2013, Mrs Celia Brown, widow of bridge designer Dr William Brown, described how delighted she was to contribute to the exhibition and said “Bridging the continents was a twice in a lifetime experience for Dr Brown. This is an absolutely magnificent exhibition: wonderful photographs in an historical venue."

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Bridging Two Continents exhibition at the Rahmi M Koç Museum, Istanbul.