James Bond’s bridge in Adana to be illuminated
ADANA - Anadolu Agency
AA PhotoA project has begun to illuminate the historic Varda Railway Bridge in the southern province of Adana’s Hacıkırı village, where some scenes of the latest James Bond movie “Skyfall” were filmed in 2012.
The 172-meter-long and 98-meter-high bridge was featured in the opening 15-minute act of the series’ 25th film. After its appearance in the film, the bridge has become very popular.
Provincial Culture and Tourism Director Sabri Tari said the Varda Bridge was very important for Adana and Turkish tourism, adding the bridge had become one of the most popular places in the region for tourism.
He said work has begun to illuminate the bridge. “The environmental arrangements are done. Now the next work is to illuminate the bridge. The project is finished and if it is approved, the bridge will be a wonderful sight in the night, too.”
Tari said the project would also create a walking trail between Kapıkaya Canyon and the bridge. He said the region offered many natural and historical beauties, and added, “When the nearly six-kilometer walking track is finished, mountaineers, nature lovers, walkers and photographers will have a chance to see this beauty. They will discover nature.”
The bridge is remembered for a scene where actor Daniel Craig is seen falling off the bridge from a train. With the bridge’s popularity after the release of the film, groups of people board trains in the morning and get off the Hacıkırı station to visit the bridge and its surrounding area.
As the number of visitors has increased, the bridge has also become a new income channel for local villagers.
Some offer the local tastes of Adana in their cafes around the bridge.