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Greetings from Ganatra Law! We are pleased to share one of the coolest Global Bridges - the soaring and debonair Varda Viaduct in the Adana Province of Southern Turkey.


  • The Varda Viaduct (Turkish: Varda Köprüsü), is a railway viaduct situated at Hacıkırı (Kıralan) village in Karaisalı district of Adana Province in southern Turkey. The Varda Viaduct is locally known as “Koca Köprü” or “Alman Köprüsü” which means German Viaduct or Big Viaduct (bridge). A viaduct is a bridge composed of several small spans for crossing a valley or a gorge. The term viaduct is derived from the Latin via for road and ducere, to lead.


  • The Varda Viaduct was featured in the iconic opening chase scene in SKYFALL, the most successful Bond Film of all time that was released in October 2012.


  • Designed and built by Imperial German engineers as part of the Baghdad Railway (Haydarpaşa Terminal, Istanbul-Baghdad), the stone arch structure is 63 km (39 mi) from Adana Central Station and 306 km (190 mi) from Konya.


  • Financed by the German Deutsche Bank, the construction of the viaduct was commissioned to Philipp Holzmann & Cie, a renowned German construction company with experience in the field of major infrastructure works. The design and engineering work was carried out by the German Winkler and the Greek-Ottoman Nicholas Mavrogordato, who became responsible chief engineer after the death of Winkler. 


  • The construction began in 1905, and in 1907, the main works were completed. Technical details were accomplished in 1912. The railway on the viaduct went into service in 1916.


  • The railway stations at opposite ends of the viaduct, Hacıkırı and Karaisalı Bucağı, are still being served today by the "Central Anatolian Blue train" (Turkish: İç Anadolu Mavi treni).


Source: Wikipedia


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