In Pictures: Dubai Ruler unveils $107m Shindagha Bridge project
Images from the launch of Shindagha Bridge, the infinity sign-shaped $107.3m project launched by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai
HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, unveiled the construction scheme of the Shindagha Bridge [image: WAM].
Part of the $1.37bn (AED5.1bn) Shindagha Corridor project, Shindagha Bridge's design has been based on an infinity sign [image: WAM].
An architectural arch topping 42m, shaped as an infinity sign (), is featured within the project. Around 2,177 tonnes (2,400 tons) of steel will be used to build the bridge [image: WAM].
Mattar Al Tayer, director general and board chairman of Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), said the bridge is being developed under Phase 3 of the Shindagha Corridor project, following the completion of its first two phases [image: WAM].
At the project's launch event, the Dubai Ruler was accompanied byHH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, at the event, which was attended byHH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and chief Executive of Emirates Group; HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, chairman of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation; and HH Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum [image: WAM].
Phase 3 of the project includes the construction of the Shindagha Bridge, and the construction of 10 surface junctions, all of which will be completed in 2022 [image: WAM].
Dignitaries at the event reviewed the history of the Al Shindagha Roads Network's construction. In 1972, the late Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum signed an agreement in the UK to construct Al Shindagha Tunnel [image: WAM].
Upon completion, Shindagha Bridge is expected to cater to its surrounding mega-developments,such as Deira Palm Island, Dubai Waterfront, Rashid Port, and the Dubai Maritime City [image: WAM].