Dhs394 million ‘infinity bridge’ coming to Dubai Creek
It’s part of a Dhs5 billion project to expand Sheikh Rashid Street
A new bridge is coming to Dubai Creek, and it’s going to add another striking feature to the area.
The Shindagha Bridge has been announced, and early plans for it show a looming infinity symbol that engulfs the impressive 12-lane (six in each direction) construct. Set to connect Bur Dubai to Deira, the bridge spans nearly 60 metres in width, and will stand more than 15 metres above the Dubai Creek.
Running at almost 300 metres long, the bridge is part of the broader Shindagha Corridor project – a huge, Dhs5 billion project set to massively expand the capacity of Sheikh Rashid Street and help ease traffic congestion in the surrounding area.
As you would expect, the bridge will have a standout feature to set it apart, and it’s the mathematical symbol for infinity. Atop the bridge, which will be made from 2,400 tonnes of iron, will be a 42-metre-high metallic arch top, from which the infinity symbol will extend out, wrapping itself around the underside of the bridge at each end.
Check it out in the video below, in which the plans have been detailed. It looks pretty magnificent.
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