Al Ittihad will replace the pontoon bridge in 2018

Currently, Dubai Creek, dividing the old part of the city into two parts, can be crossed by one tunnel, three ordinary bridges and one called the “Floating Bridge”. The passage closes at night, the central passage divorces to allow ships and boats to pass. Instead of this bridge, in 2018 a new stationary bridge Al Ittihad will appear, translated from Arabic - “Union”. Dubai Cove is a long natural bay that crashes into land more than 14 km after the construction of the Dubai Canal is completed and will become the strait separating part of Dubai from the mainland. Bridges across the bay, dividing the old commercial part of the city into two parts, are an essential part of the road infrastructure. Travel on two bridges, Al Maktoum and Garhud, paid.

In order to improve the Dubai road network and reduce traffic jams, the Dubai Committee on Roads and Transport decided to build a new bridge to replace the pontoon. The tender for the construction of the bridge and the surrounding road infrastructure will be announced in October 2014, and the bridge will be commissioned in early 2018. The bridge, starting on Al Riyadh Street in Bar Dubai, will stretch to the Dubai-Sharjah Road in Deira, its total length the bridge will be 2700 meters, of which 420 m - above the water. The width of the bridge will be from 22 to 25 meters, and the height of its graceful steel arch is 100 m. Traffic along the bridge will be carried out in 6 lanes in each direction, and footpaths are also provided.

In addition to the bridge itself, an accompanying road infrastructure will also be created, the most important element of which will be multi-level transport interchanges. The floating bridge was opened in 2007 to reduce the transport load on existing bridges. To date, its capacity, limited by access roads with numerous traffic lights, is almost exhausted.

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