New Bridge Will Connect Bur Dubai With Dubai Islands

New Bridge Will Connect Bur Dubai With Dubai Islands

Bur Dubai will soon be connected to Dubai Islands by a bridge spanning 1.4km.

It will have four lanes in each direction, serving 16,000 drivers an hour. A cycling track and pedestrian walkway will also be constructed.

The structure will give the Dubai Islands project direct entry and exit points on the Bur Dubai side and the bridge will stretch across the Dubai Creek between Infinity Bridge and the Port Rashid Development Project.

Set to open in 2026, the bridge will sit 15.5 metres above the Dubai Creek waters, featuring a 75-metre canal allowing ships of various types to travel through.

Formalised this week by RTA director general and chairman, Mattar Al Tayer, and Nakheel chairman, Mohammed Al Shaibani, the project is the latest in a long line of improvement works coming to Dubai.

Al Tayer said: “This marks the second agreement under the initiative to provide entrances and exits leading to Dubai Islands, a venture the RTA successfully undertook in partnership with Nakheel in 2020. This project forms a key phase of the Al Shindagha Corridor Improvement Project, one of the largest projects currently being undertaken by the RTA with a total estimated cost of Dhs5.3 billion. It encompasses the construction of 15 intersections spanning 13km in total.

“The Corridor serves Deira and Bur Dubai in addition to several development projects such as Dubai Islands, Dubai Seafront, Dubai Maritime City and Port Rashid. As such, it is expected to serve about one million people. It will slash the travel time from 104 minutes to just 16 minutes by 2030, and the time saved over 20 years will be worth about Dhs45billion.”

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