Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Crossing

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Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Crossing
Coordinates25°12′40.88″N 55°20′42.38″E / 25.2113556°N 55.3451056°E / 25.2113556; 55.3451056Coordinates: 25°12′40.88″N 55°20′42.38″E / 25.2113556°N 55.3451056°E / 25.2113556; 55.3451056
CarriesVehicles and Dubai Metro's Green Line
CrossesDubai Creek
LocaleDubai, United Arab Emirates
Maintained byRoads and Transport Authority
Characteristics
DesignArch
Total length1,600 metres (5,200 ft)
Width64 metres (210 ft)
Height190 metres (620 ft)
Longest span667 metres (2,188 ft)
Clearance below15 metres (49 ft)
History
DesignerFXFOWLE Architects
Construction costUS$817 million

Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Crossing, also known as Sixth Crossing, was reported in 2008 as a future bridge in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.[1][2][3] If completed, it will become the world's longest arch bridge, with a main span 667 metres (2,188 ft) long. The bridge's overall length will be 1.6 kilometres (0.99 mi).[1][2] The bridge will be 64 metres (210 ft) wide and will rise 15 metres (49 ft) above the water.[1] The bridge, designed by FXFOWLE Architects,[4] with lighting by AWA Lighting Designers,[5] will cost AED 2.5 billion.[1] It will be a part of a AED 3 billion roads project near The Lagoons.[2] The bridge is expected to be complete in 2015.[needs update][6]

The bridge will link the localities of Al Jaddaf and Bur Dubai. It will have six lanes of traffic in each direction and will be able to carry 20,000 vehicles per hour.[2] In the center will be a track for Dubai Metro's Green Line.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d e Ahmed, Ashfaq (2008-01-29). "Dh3b arch-bridge will be sixth Dubai Creek crossing". Gulf News. Archived from the original on 2008-06-07. Retrieved 2008-02-24.
  2. ^ a b c d "Dh3bn sixth creek-crossing announced". Emirates Business 24/7. 2008-01-29. Retrieved 2008-02-24.
  3. ^ "Dubai to build world's longest single arch bridge". AMEInfo. 2008-03-16. Retrieved 2008-05-01.
  4. ^ Sullivan, Matt (2008-02-12). "Dubai's Mile-Long Super Bridge Set for March Construction". Popular Mechanics. Archived from the original on 2008-02-29. Retrieved 2008-02-24.
  5. ^ Minutillo, Josephine. "Model Behavior: Anticipating Great Design." Architectural Record Dec. 2008: n. pag. Web.
  6. ^ roadtraffic-technology.com: Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Crossing, United Arab Emirates[unreliable source?]

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