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Dubai Starts $107M Bridge Project

Thursday, May 24, 2018

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Dubai Ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who is also the prime minister and vice president of the United Arab Emirates, recently revealed the beginning of construction of the $107.2 million Shindagha Bridge, which is part of the 13-kilometer (8-mile), $1.37 billion Shindagha Corridor project.

The bridge proper, located in Dubai, will be 295 meters (967 feet) long, standing 15.5 meters (50 feet) above water level, with six lanes of traffic in each direction and a pedestrian crossing.

Bridge Construction

The bridge’s design incorporates a 42-meter-tall architectural arch shaped in the form of the mathematical symbol for infinity. With the span’s distance from the water, boats will be able to pass underneath without issue. According to Gulf Business, 2,400 tons of steel will be used in construction.

During the construction reveal on May 18, Sheikh Mohammed drew the infinity sign the bridge is based on on an electronic screen. The bridge’s design was then unveiled, marking the beginning of construction. Sheikh Mohammed was accompanied at the event by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid, Crown Prince of Dubai.

The bridge is slated for completion in 2022.

Corridor Project

The Shindagha Bridge is part of phase three of the Shindagha Corridor project, which began in 2016. To date, the first two phases included the opening of an improved Sheikh Rashid Street-Oud Metha Street Junction, the opening of the Sheikh Rashid Street–Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Street Junction and maintenance on the Al Shindagha Tunnel.

The third phase also includes construction of Corniche Street on Al Khaleej Street, improvement work on Falcon Junction and points of entry and exit for Rashid Port. Moving forward, phase four includes an extension of the Shindagha Bridge, as well as improving other streets. Phase five covers the construction of Deira Southern Island, with bridges spanning 1.5 km; the last phase is slated for completion by 2027.


Tagged categories: AS; Bridges; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); Government; Infrastructure; Program/Project Management; Project Management

Comment from Robert Bullard, (5/24/2018, 4:13 PM)

The architects are really challenging the engineers and metallurgists on this one.

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