The bridge is referred to as “Yıldırım Bridge” due to its close distance to Yıldırım Bayezid Mosque. It is said that there as another bridge in the place of this one before the conquest.

Yıldırım Bayezid Bridge was t horoughly repaired in 1544 during the reign of Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent and the repair inscription was wirtten by Şair Sun’i of Bursa.

Another repair was done during the reign of Sultan Mustafa II since the bridge was severely damaged by the earthquake of 1752.