VIDEO: Batmobile crosses Istanbul’s third bridge in Turkish Airlines advert
ISTANBUL – Doğan News AgencyThe specially-designed Batman Batmobile has crossed Istanbul’s third bridge in a new advertisement by flagship carrier Turkish Airlines, as a part of its series sponsoring the “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” movie.
The car was brought to Turkey last month and placed at the worksite of the third bridge, named the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge in honor of an Ottoman sultan.
The last section of the $3-billion Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge was installed on March 6, bringing together Europe and Asia with a highway and a railway.
The 116-km long highway built as part of the third bridge and Northern Marmara Highway Project includes 35 viaducts. Some 25 of these viaducts have already been completed and are ready for transportation, according to company representatives.
All trucks and heavy-duty vehicles will be directed to the bridge when it is opened. Istanbul’s Atatürk International Airport, Sabiha Gökçen Airport and currently under construction third airport will be connected to each other via a planned railway system, which will pass over the bridge and be integrated with the Marmaray and Istanbul metro system.
The bridge, which is about 1.4 kilometers in length and 59 meters in width, will have eight road lanes as well as two rail tracks.