Scope: Design & Supervision Consultancy Services
Client: Public Works Department
Period of assignment: 1974
Location: Abu Dhabi U.A.E.
This largest bridge in the Abu Dhabi Emirate links Abu Dhabi Island with the Mainland. It is located 2 km to
the West of Maqta Bridge and links the new highway parallel to the Airport Road with Al Musaffah Industrial
City and with Abu Dhabi – Al Ain highway. Particular attention was paid to solve the problems relating to
foundations, as the subsoil consists of silt-sand and sabkha materials. Mass foundation depth is 8 m. The new
Bridge was designed for heavy load traffic generated by the Industrial City of Musaffah. The new Bridge is
considered as a masterpiece of architectural esthetics and engineering design. This bridge is 500 m long (10
spans x 50m) and 25 m wide, with a three-lane dual carriage-way. It was constructed using post-tensioned
concrete beams supported on “V” shape piers.