Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Crossing

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Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Crossing
Coordinates 25°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
Carries Vehicles and Dubai Metro's Green Line
Crosses Dubai Creek
Locale Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Maintained by Roads and Transport Authority
Design Arch
Total length 1,600 metres (5,200 ft)
Width 64 metres (210 ft)
Height 190 metres (620 ft)
Longest span 667 metres (2,188 ft)
Clearance below 15 metres (49 ft)
Designer FXFOWLE Architects
Construction end expected 2015
Construction cost US$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.[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. 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. Retrieved 2008-02-24. 
  5. ^ Minutillo, Josephine. "Model Behavior: Anticipating Great Design." Architectural Record Dec. 2008: n. pag. Web.
  6. ^ Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Crossing, United Arab Emirates[unreliable source?]

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