Construction of bridge 75% complete
Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said that Dubai’s infrastructure sector accounts for 46% of the total government spending in the emirate's 2020 budget.
His Highness’s remarks came during an inspection tour of the Shindagha Corridor Project, one of the biggest road projects currently undertaken by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).
Sheikh Hamdan was following up on the progress of work of the $1.3 billion project, which extends 13km from the Sheikh Rashid Street through Al Mina Street and Al Khaleej Street up to Cairo Street.
During his tour, His Highness inspected the construction work of the Shindagha Bridge project, a unique architectural structure developed as part of the third phase of the Shindagha Corridor Project.
The bridge serves as an addition to Dubai’s iconic landmarks and meets the needs of mega development projects in the surrounding areas such as Deira Islands, Dubai Waterfront, Port Rashid and the Dubai Maritime City.
On his arrival, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan was welcomed by His Excellency Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, Director-General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA.
His Highness and his entourage boarded a ferry to review the work in progress at the bridge, which has reached a completion rate of 75%.
Extending 295 metres in length, the bridge rises 15.5m above the Dubai Creek, which allows the passage of boats of all sizes, and consists of six lanes in each direction in addition to a three-metre lane for pedestrians and cyclists. The bridge can accommodate 12,000 vehicles per hour per direction.