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
CarriesTwo wide lanes of car traffic[1]
CrossesWadi Abdoun
LocaleAmman, Jordan
Official nameWadi Abdoun Bridge
Maintained byAmman
Designcable-stayed suspension
Total length417 metres (1,368 ft)[2]
Height71 metres (233 ft)
Longest span134 metres (440 ft)
Clearance below45 metres (148 ft)
Construction start14 December 2002
Opened14 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 complication 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 2008-02-22. 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 2010-03-08. Retrieved November 15, 2009.
  5. ^ "Awards for Transportation Structures 2007". Institution of Structural Engineers. Archived from the original on 2009-11-15. 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