Pedestrian bridge to be built across Dubai Creek

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By Janice Ponce de Leon, Staff Reporter  www.gulfnews.com

Dubai: Creek Panorama, a pedestrian bridge project that will enable people to cross Dubai Creek on foot from Bur Dubai to Shindagha, has been approved by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

     Image Credit: WAM     Shaikh Mohammad being briefed about the tram project by Mattar Al Tayer. Shaikh Maktoum Bin Mohammad BIn Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Engineer Maitha Bin Udai, CEO of RTA Traffic and Roads Agency, are present.
Image Credit: WAM Shaikh Mohammad being briefed about the tram project by Mattar Al Tayer. Shaikh Maktoum Bin Mohammad BIn Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Engineer Maitha Bin Udai, CEO of RTA Traffic and Roads Agency, are present.

Shaikh Mohammad approved the project during a visit to the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) headquarters that saw him review a number of key projects.

Shaikh Mohammad was shown an artist’s impression of the 120-metre Creek Panorama, which will stand at an elevation of 17 metres above the water.

The pedestrian bridge, besides being another unique landmark of the emirate, is projected to generate commercial opportunities in the form of shops and kiosks.

Shaikh Mohammad was briefed by RTA’s CEO and executive director Mattar Al Tayer on a number of other projects including the Dubai Tram in Al Sufouh, the Business Bay Canal extension, and a residential complex for Dubai Police.

During his visit, Shaikh Mohammad approved the names of the stations that will be part of the Dubai Tram project, which is expected to be operational by November 2014. More info