The Shindagha bridge project which is launched by the ruler of the Dubai connects the historic districts of Al Shindagha and Al Ras. According to the officials, the bridge is expected to be 300 meters long and 22 meters wide that will replace the 40 years old tunnel that currently connects these two places.
The Vision Behind the Project
The shindagha tunnel is one of the busiest tunnels on the creek allowing about 100,000 vehicles to pass on through it in a day. The newly launched project is expected to cut off the traffic almost by half. This project is the third phase of the shindagha corridor project, the first and second phases have been completed in 2016 and may 2018 respectively. In 2016, the initial phase was successfully started with Improvement of the Shaikh Rashid Street-Oud Metha Street Junction (Wafi Junction) and completed with the maintenance work within the tunnel in 2017. In may 2018 road transport authority started the second phase of the project with the opening of Shaikh Rashid Street-Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Street Junction which marked the construction of two bridges on the Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Street consisting of two lanes in each direction and many other improvements in the road. Phase third of the project shindhagha corridor has been launched which marks the construction of a unique architectural design bridge which can become an iconic landmark. It is based upon the design of the mathematical symbol infinity which marks a rise of 42 m and for construction of which 2400 tons of steel would be used, as per estimates. Work included in the project is the construction of the Corniche Street on Al Khaleej Street, improvements of the Falcon Junction and entry/exit points for Rashid Port. The total length of the bridge is given as 8.5 km and involves the construction of 10 surface junctions which is expected to be completed by 2022. Phase 4th of the project would be expected to be completed by 2025 that involves the construction of bridges stretching 3.4 km, tunnels running 2.25 km, seven surface junctions, and roads extending 5.1 km. Along with this, phase 5th has also been marked as a part of this project which involves the construction of Deira Southern Island, with bridges spanning 1.5 km, is expected to be completed by 2027. This project would be the investment for the future that would surely help in checking out the traffic of the city and of course making a history with its innovative and eye-catching view.