Abdoun Bridge

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Abdoun Bridge (Kamal Shair Bridge)
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Abdoun Bridge
Coordinates 31°57′05″N 35°53′38″E / 31.95133°N 35.89391°E / 31.95133; 35.89391Coordinates: 31°57′05″N 35°53′38″E / 31.95133°N 35.89391°E / 31.95133; 35.89391
Carries Two wide lanes of car traffic[1]
Crosses Wadi Abdoun
Locale Amman, Jordan
Official name Wadi Abdoun Bridge
Maintained by Amman
Design cable-stayed suspension
Total length 417 metres (1,368 ft)[2]
Height 71 metres (233 ft)
Longest span 134 metres (440 ft)
Clearance below 45 metres (148 ft)
Construction start 14 December 2002
Opened 14 December 2006

Wadi Abdoun Bridge is a bridge in Amman, Jordan. The only cable-stayed bridge in the country, it crosses the Wadi Abdoun. The building of the bridge commenced on 14 December 2002 and it was opened on 14 December 2006 and was built by Larsen & Toubro Limited, an Indian multinational company. It is part of Amman's Beltway project and links South Amman to the 4th Circle and Zahran Street.[3]


The bridge has three Y-shaped towers to make two equal main spans of 134 meters in length. It is on an S-curve to aid in connecting to the adjoining roadways. This was built by an Indian company and the project was delayed by one year due to its technical complicacy and few incidents during construction.The stays form a harp arrangement.[4] The structural designer, Dar Al-Handasah, won a commendation award in 2007 from the Institution of Structural Engineers for this bridge.[5]


  1. ^ Janberg, Nicolas (2008). "Structurae (en): Wadi Abdoun Bridge (2006)". Retrieved 2008-04-18. 
  2. ^ Taylor, Eddie (November 2006). "Spanning the Future" (PDF). Royal Jordanian. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 22, 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-18. 
  3. ^ "Abdoun Bridge". Archived from the original on February 22, 2008. Retrieved April 18, 2008. 
  4. ^ Srinivasan, Gopal (December 2007). "Design for Construction, Economy and Elegance in Concrete Bridges" (PDF). Structural Concrete (fib-news). International Federation for Structural Concrete. 8 (4): 213–217. doi:10.1680/stco.2007.8.4.213. ISSN 1464-4177. Archived from the original (pdf) on November 15, 2009. Retrieved November 15, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Awards for Transportation Structures 2007". Institution of Structural Engineers. Archived from the original on November 15, 2009. Retrieved November 15, 2009. 

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Coordinates: 31°56′59″N 35°53′34″E / 31.94972°N 35.89278°E / 31.94972; 35.89278