• Dubai Creek Crossings
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Dubai Creek Crossings

Dubai, UAE,

Within the scope of a new inner-city belt highway, two new signature bridges - the 5th Crossing and the Al Shandagah Crossing - over the Dubai Creek will be built. Both bridges are designed for a two-way twelve lane vehicular traffic. The signature characteristics of both bridges are large steel sails that span from one bank to the other. From these sails the steel girder grillage with a composite concrete deck is suspended. The sails are also used to separate the twelve traffic lines to the sidewaks located at both edges. Another signature feature of the 5th Crossing Bridge is a suspended, torus-shaped viewing platform, elevated approx. 100 m above the Creek level.

  • Location

    Dubai, UAE

  • Architect

    schlaich bergermann partner; gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

  • Cooperation

    Cansult Ltd, Engineers and Project Manager, Dubai

  • Client

    Road and Transport Authority Dubai

  • Our Scope of Work

    conceptual design, lighting design (2006-2008)

  • Length 370 m (5th Crossing)
    400 m (Al S Crossing)
  • Mast heights 140 m (5th Crossing)
    115 m (Al S. Crossing)
  • Superstructure height both max. 4.50 m
  • Main span 155 m (5th Crossing)
    320 m (Al S Crossing)
  • Overall width (each) 78 m
  • Lanes (each) 2 x 6 lanes + emergency lane + sidewalk
  • Dubai Creek Crossings © schlaich bergermann partner
  • Dubai Creek Crossings © schlaich bergermann partner

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