The Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has launched the construction of the Dh394 million Shindagha Bridge Project.
Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chief Executive of Emirates Group, Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation and Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum were also there.
The Director General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the RTA, Mattar Al Tayer said that the new bridge is being developed under the third phase of the Shindagha Corridor Project after the completion of the first two phases. The bridge extends about 295 m, 150 m of which is over the Dubai Creek and consists of six lanes in each direction in addition to a pedestrian crossing. It rises 15.5 m above the water level which allows the passage of various types of boats plying the Creek. The iconic design features an architectural arch shaped in the form of the mathematical symbol for infinity. The top of the infinity arch rises 42 m. About 2,400 tons of steel will be used in the construction of the bridge.
The Shindagha Bridge is part of the AED5 billion Shindagha Corridor Project extending 13 km along Sheikh Rashid Street. The Bridge rises 15.5 metres above the water level, allowing the passage of various types of boats plying the Creek. pic.twitter.com/XPvrlXgEWe
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The first two phases of the Shindagha Corridor Project have been completed in 2016.
Phase II includes the opening of Sheikh Rashid Street-Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Street Junction that included the construction of two bridges on the Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Street comprising two lanes in each direction. It also included the construction of a one-lane bridge from Zabeel Street in the direction of Sheikh Rashid Street and a tunnel on Sheikh Rashid Street in the direction of Al Mankhoul Junction comprising four lanes in each direction.
Phase III includes the construction of the Al Shindagha Bridge whose iconic architectural design will make it a unique landmark. It includes the construction of the Corniche Street on Al Khaleej Street, improvements of the Falcon Junction and entry/exit points for Rashid Port. The total length of the bridge is 8.5 km. The tunnels span 535 m while surface roads extend 8 km. The project involves the construction of 10 surface junctions and it will be completed in 2022.
Phase IV covers the construction of the extension of Shindagha Bridge. It includes the improvement of Al Khaleej Street along with its intersection with Abu Hail Street and the improvement of the intersection of Sheikh Rashid Street with Jumeirah Street, Al Mina Street and Al Mankhool Street.
Phase V covers the construction of Deira Southern Island, with bridges spanning 1.5 km is expected to be completed by 2027.