The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has received prequalification documents from contractors for the contract to build a signature bridge, known as the Infinity Bridge, across the Dubai Creek.
The crossing will be built near to the mouth of the Creek and is part of the larger Shindagha Corridor scheme that runs through Bur Dubai and Deira.
The bridge will be a box girder bridge with a decorative infinity arch that offers minimal structural functionality. The bridge will have a total length of about 300 metres with 15 metres of clearance above the waters of the Creek. It is expected that it will take 24 months to build.
The US’ Parsons is the consultant for the scheme.
The deal for the first section of the Shindagha corridor scheme was awarded in early 2016, when the local Wade Adams Contracting secured a AED611m ($166m) deal for the upgrade of the Sana junction in the Karama area next to Zabeel Park on the road leading from World Trade Centre to BurJuman mall.
Dubai is planning another new bridge across the Creek. The RTA has appointed Parsons for the design of a crossing that will bridge the waterway in the Ras al-Khor area and will provide access to the Dubai Creek Harbour development from the Oud Metha/Jadaf area. More info