Six Construct chosen for $107m Dubai bridge project

WCN Editorial Team 5 Jun 2018 MIDDLE EAST TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

Six Construct, a subsidiary of the Besix Group, has been appointed as the infrastructure contractor for the AED394m ($107m) Shindagha Bridge project in Dubai.

Featuring an iconic design based on the mathematical symbol for infinity, the bridge is part of the ongoing AED5.035bn ($1.37bn) Shindagha Corridor Project, which will extend 13km along Sheikh Rashid Street, Al Mina, Al Khaleej and Cairo Streets.

The 295-metre bridge will be constructed 15.5 metres above the Dubai Creek to facilitate the passage of various types of boats.

The bridge will consist of six lanes in each direction in addition to a pedestrian crossing.

The iconic design of the bridge features an architectural arch shaped in the form of the mathematical symbol for infinity. The top of the infinity arch rises 42 metres. Nearly 2,400 tonnes of steel will be used in the construction of the bridge.

Six Construct managing director Pierre Sironval said: “It is truly an honour for us to be a part of the Shindagha Corridor Project, as Shindagha is one of the oldest areas of Dubai and was home to Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum, ruler of Dubai from 1912-1958.

“The Shindagha Bridge will be the third major bridge crossing over the creek that we have successfully built in the UAE, and we are very proud as a company to be a part of shaping the history of Dubai and the UAE.”

The Shindagha Bridge project is being developed under phase three of the Shindagha Corridor Project. The first two phases have been completed.

Works under phase three include 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 8.5km. Tunnels span 535 metres, while surface roads extend 8km. The project, which involves the construction of 10 surface junctions, will be completed in 2022.

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