The Infinity Bridge in Dubai is the new landmark and latest attraction in Dubai which is opening for traffic on Sunday 16th January 2022. His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai visited the newly constructed bridge two days back.
Shaikh Mohammad, during his visit, told that it is one of vital pillars of the Emirate’s comprehensive plan for economic and social advancement. The Infinity Bridge forms a key component of the Al Shindaga Corridor Project spanning 13km along the Shaikh Rashid Street, Al Mina Street, Al Khaleej Street and Cairo Street. The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is managing the Project.
The total estimated cost of the project is AED 5.3 Billion and 24,000 vehicles can pass through the bridge per hour in both directions. It features a combined 3-metre-wide track for Pedestrians and Cyclists. Construction work started in 2016 for the new project and complete work of the project will be completed by 2027 according to the Urban Development Plan of the area. The Bridge consists of six lanes in each direction, having an Arch shaped architecture in the form of the Infinity Symbol.
Al Shindaga Tunnel
The traffic between Deira Dubai and Bur Dubai areas is through the Al Shindaga Tunnel, currently in this route and it is Dubai’s oldest and busiest Tunnel built under the Creek in 1975. It will be temporarily closed for traffic from Deira to Bur Dubai side, as the Infinity Bridge opens tomorrow. This is to link the Bridge to the Tunnel as a part of the Al Shindaga Corridor Project. The traffic from Bur Dubai to Deira side will normally flow through the Al Shindaga Tunnel.
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