Stretching a half mile 842 meters it s said to be one of the most complex bridges ever constructed. Projects built projects selected projects infrastructure bridges vehicular bridge abu dhabi infrastructure united arab emirates published on february 15 2012 cite.
Our two way four lane highway bridge features cantilevered road decks suspended from symmetrical steel arches which form a sinusoidal waveform giving this huge structure its fluid silhouette.
Zaha hadid bridge abu dhabi. Design and construction of a third gateway crossing linking abu dhabi island to the gulf south shore. As far back as 1967 a steel arch bridge was constructed to connect the then fledgling city of abu dhabi island to the mainland with a second bridge completed during the 1970s. This is the sheikh zayed bridge by zaha hadid.
The undulating bridge which connects abu dhabi island to the southern gulf shore was inspired by the forms of sand dunes once again showing how hadid s architecture takes inspiration from nature. Abu dhabi send email visit website designed by british female architect and pritzker prize winner dame zaha hadid the striking 842 metre long 64 metre high sheikh zayed bridge is said to be the most complex bridge ever built. The sheikh zayed bridge carrying a two way four lane highway provides a vital third gateway crossing connecting to the expanding highway system on the gulf south shore.
The new performing arts centre pac one of five major cultural institutions located on on saadiyat island abu dhabi houses five theatres a music hall concert hall opera house drama theatre and a flexible theatre with a combined seating capacity for 6 300. Construction of the 842 metre long bridge between abu dhabi island and the. Behind abu dhabi s latest icon is a story spanning fourteen years a tale of a futuristic architect crafting a new icon for one of the world s most forward thinking cities.
Photographer roland halbe has sent us some new images of the sheikh zayed bridge in abu dhabi by zaha hadid architects. Abu dhabi is a highly mobile society and ms hadid s bridge is part of the new route that includes the massive salam street project which will take motorists to the corniche without passing a single traffic light. A postcard perfect example of urban development in abu dhabi the final step in construction came on november 25 2010 when the sheikh zayed bridge was inaugurated by sheikh khalifa president of the united arab emirates.
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