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.
schlaich bergermann partner; gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner
Cansult Ltd, Engineers and Project Manager, Dubai