The Aqaba Flagpole in Aqaba, Jordan is the 6th tallest free standing flagpole in the world at a height of 130 metres (430 ft) high, after the 165 m (541 ft) Jeddah Flagpole, 165 m (541 ft) Dushanbe Flagpole, 162 m (531 ft) National Flagpole, 160 m (525 ft) Panmunjeom flagpole and 133 m (436 ft) Ashgabat Flagpole. It carries the flag of the Arab Revolt and can be seen from Israel, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia. Flagpole was built in 2004 and opens on 3 October.
Pole height: 130 meters Pole weight: 344,000 pounds (172 tons).
Number of pole sections: 11.
Bottom of pole diameter: 103 inches.
Top of pole diameter: 42 inches.
Bottom section plate thickness: 1.26 inches – Fy = 50 ksi.
Top section plate thickness: .394 inches – Fy = 36 ksi.
Maximum section length: 39 feet (12 m).
Mating flanges thicknesses: Minimum: 1.58 inches, maximum 1.97 inches (50 mm).
Flange bolts maximum diameter: 3 inches.
Bolt material: A354, Fy = 115 ksi.
Foundation: 56 feet (17 m) square by 8.50 feet (2.59 m) deep, 990 cubic yards concrete.
Flag size: 98.5 feet (30.0 m) by 197 feet (60 m).
Flag material: Polyester.
Wind speed criteria: (pole and flag) - 90 mph (140 km/h).
Wind speed criteria: (pole only) - 130 mph (210 km/h).
Seismic Zone: 4 (Uniform Building Code).
Near Seismic Source: Less than 2 km (Aqaba Rift).
ANSI/NAAMFP-1001-97 – Guide Specification for Design Loads of Metal Flagpoles.
Standard Specification for Structural Supports for Highway Signs, AASHTO.
Structural Engineer of Record: Neil Moore and Associates.
Builder: Trident Support Corp. with assistance from US Flag and Flagpole Supply LP Contractor : Sahara contracting corporation, Amman, Jordan
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