Photograph credit: Dubai Media Office

RTA is working on an ‘Infinity theme’ bridge expected to open by 2022

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, launched the construction of the ‘Shindagha Corridor’ project yesterday.

Shindagha Bridge will be part of the Corridor project

Extending up to 13 kms, the Shindagha Corridor project covers roads like Sheikh Rashid street, Al Mina street and Al Khaleej street. The bridge is estimated to cost Dhs 394 million while the Shindagha Corridor project is worth of Dhs 5.035 billion. What’s more, the bridge will be 15.5 meters above sea level, allowing boats of all sizes to pass under the bridge.

Sheikh Rashid street was their last road construction

Congestion and waiting at the signals are now a thing from the past as drivers and motorists in Dubai marked the opening of a tunnel on Sheikh Rashid street early this month. The tunnel marked the completion of the masterplan to improve Sheikh Rashid street and Sheikh Khalifa street, which included the construction of the flyover above the tunnel and opened earlier this year.

Photograph credit: Twitter/DXBMediaOffice

Phase III is under development

Half way down into the project, RTA started the Shindagha Corridor project in 2016 after creating a junction between Oud Metha road and Sheikh Rashid street, followed by the masterplan of the Sheikh Khalifa and Sheikh Rashid street, followed by the current phrase; the construction of the Shindagha bridge. The project is expected to be completed by 2022.

Photograph credit: Dubai Metro