6 minutes of transit time to gulf | Cumhuriyet / 01.04.2013

Prime Minister Mr. Erdoğan who participated to the ground breaking ceremony of Izmit Gulf Crossing Suspension Bridge stated that with İzmit Gulf Crossing Suspension Bridge the transit time of 1,5 hours required for many years would be reduced down to 6 minutes. Mr. Erdoğan left Istanbul and arrived in Altınova by a helicopter for an aerial inspection of the viaduct and tunnel construction work carried out in the structure of Gebze-Orhangazi-İzmir Highway which is to reduce the travel time between Istanbul and Izmir to 3,5 hours. Mr. Erdoğan who arrived at the Izmit Gulf Crossing Suspension Bridge Altınova Hersek construction site together with Minister of Transportation, Maritime Affairs and Communications Mr. Binali Yıldırım, Minister of Science, Industry and Technology Mr. Nihat Ergün, inspected the area.