17 Jan, 2022 By Rob Hakimian
Six Construct, the Middle East subsidiary of Belgian construction group Besix, has completed the delivery of the “Infinity Bridge” in Dubai with the structure handed over to client, Dubai roads operator, Road & Transport Authority (RTA).
The road bridge structure was known as the Shindagha Bridge before it was re-named as the Infinity Bridge due to the 42m high steel arch, which represents the mathematical symbol of infinity. Approximately 2,400t of steel was used in its construction.
Located in one of the oldest parts of the city, the 12-lane wide, 295m long bridge spans the Dubai Creek between the Al Shindagha and Al Ras districts. The structure rises 15.5m above the surface of the creek to allow boat traffic to continue navigating the waterway.
The deck of the bridge was constructed in eight months. According to Six Construct, it was expedited by the increase in efficiency of the team charged with constructing the segments, taking their construction time from 10 days down to less than six, on average.
The bridge cost AED374M (£79M) and has been under construction since 2018. It forms part of phase 3 of the ongoing AED5bn (£1bn) Shindagha Corridor Project to improve traffic flow in the city.
Six Construct project manager Nicolas Bruyninckx said: “We are extremely proud to have delivered the Infinity Bridge to the RTA. We are also very proud to have completed it on time despite the Covid-19 pandemic, for which I would like to congratulate all our teams and our partners and suppliers, as this required them to rethink the organisation of the work, always keeping construction excellence, our client’s interest and safety as top priorities.
“The Infinity Bridge is a magnificent infrastructure that contributes to further embellishing the city of Dubai. It joins the bridges we have built in the past in Dubai, notably over the Dubai Creek and the Dubai Canal which Six Construct also built.”
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I guess this bridge just proves that beauty is in the eye of the beholder!
I just wonder if the arch is holding the bridge or the bridge is holding the arch? I submit the latter. It looks like a traditional style of bridge with some ugly bits of steelwork fixed to the side to support infinity?
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