The bridge, which can rightfully be called a bridge to the future, will be constructed over Dubai Creek. This marvelous structure will be named Shindagha Bridge or as it is already called for its shape – Infinity Bridge.
The length of the Shindagha Bridge will be 294,5 meters, half of which will be located directly above Dubai Creek. The height of the bridge is 15,5 meters from the creek, and the width is 56,5 meters. Under the bridge will be free to pass the swimming vehicles following along the creek. Over the bridge will be raised crossing arches height of 42 meters. The architects of the project developed a unique design of the bridge – its arches will be crossed as a sign of infinity, due to this fact the bridge is already called the Infinity bridge. In the construction of this large-scale project, 2 400 tons of iron will be used. The bridge will be constructed for both automobile traffic (it is planned to open six car lanes in both directions) and pedestrian traffic.
The bridge will become part of the Shindagha Corridor Project, the total value of which is estimated at AED 5 billion. The construction of the bridge itself will cost AED 394 million by preliminary estimates. The project will be located 13 km along Sheikh Rashid Street. The construction of the bridge is the third stage of the project, planned to be completed by 2022, the first two stages have already been successfully completed. The fourth stage of the project will be the construction of extensions for the Shindagha Bridge.
The project is implemented by Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA). The construction was launched by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai on 18 May. The start of the work was marked in a symbolic form — drawing a mathematical sign of infinity on the electronic screen. Also, the launch ceremony was attended by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid, Crown Prince of Dubai, and Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Aviation Authority, Chief Executive of the Emirates Group and Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
It is expected that the construction of the bridge will favorably affect the adjacent areas – Rashid Port, Deira Palm Island, Dubai Waterfront, and the Dubai Maritime City. The structure will be an innovative architectural solution, spectacular and comparable to the most famous bridges of the world, that become a trademark of different cities – just as Shindagha Bridge will probably become one of the main attractions of Dubai.