Destined to envelope the greatest projects of our time, Dubai has set its eyes on the infinity with its latest project.
Unveiled by Mr HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, Shindagha Bridge will be inspired by the infinity sign and will serve surrounding developments such as the Dubai Maritime City, Dubai Waterfront, and the Rashid Port.
Shindagha Bridge is part of the AED 5.1 billion Shindagha Corridor project which will span across 13km along the Sheikh Rashid, Al Mina, Al Khaleej, and Cairo Streets.
The infinity shaped bridge constitutes the Phase 3 of the lucrative project, that will also feature improvements to Al Khaleej Street’s intersection with Abu Hail Street, and the improvement of Sheikh Rashid Street’s intersection with Jumeirah Street, Al Mina Street, and Al Mankhoul Street.
The unveiling of Phase 3 comes after Phase 2 was launched with the opening of Sheikh Rashid Street-Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Street Junction.
Upon reaching completion in 2022, drivers and pedestrians will travel on 8.5km of surface roads and tunnels of 535m in a gigantic construction of 2,400 tons of steel.
The bridge will stand out due to its one-of-a-kind design that will boast a 42-metre-high metallic archtop, from which the infinity symbol will extend out, wrapping itself around the underside of the bridge at each end.
The Bridge which will hold a design significance will also feature six lanes in each direction and a pedestrian crossing. Extending for 295m-of which 150m is over the Dubai Creek- it will be built 15.5 m above the water level, to allow boats within the creek and highlight the development of Dubai Maritime City.
Dubai Maritime City (DMCA) is one of the most ambitious programs of the Emirate that has already taken shape with many workshops on site and strategic partnerships aiming to become the world’s maritime cluster.
According to Amer Ali, Executive Director of DMCA ‘We look forward to implementing the ambitious programs and initiatives aimed at investing in R&D, training, and maritime innovation in line with the objectives of MSS to transform Dubai into one of the world’s most competitive maritime centers and among the globe’s most sustainable cities with steady economic growth according to Dubai Plan 2021.’