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Old August 8th, 2012, 09:09 AM   #61
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They are just finishing the tunnel on one side of the floating bridge. I dont think they will make it useless by closing the bridge now.
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Old July 1st, 2013, 08:30 PM   #62
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Dubai: His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, reviewed the Al Ittihad Bridge project that will replace the existing floating bridge, following his inauguration of Rashid Hospital Tunnels on Sunday.

The 12-lane bridge that will be built by the Roads and Transport Authority at a cost of Dh1.1 billion, will be linked directly with the Rashid Hospital Tunnels and will provide smooth flow of traffic on Ittihad Road across the Dubai Creek.

Construction work on the mega project will begin in the fourth quarter of 2014 and is scheduled to be completed in three years.

Shaikh Mohammad was briefed on the project by Mattar Al Tayer, chairman of the board and executive director of RTA, as he visited the newly completed Rashid Hospital Tunnels on Sunday.

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The twin tunnels with two lanes each — built at a cost of Dh720 million — stretch from Tariq Bin Ziyad Road and Umm Hurair Street, converging at the four-lane intersection on Riyadh street that was also developed as part of the project.

With a capacity to facilitate 6,000 vehicles per hour, the tunnels will ease traffic around broadcast roundabout and will make access to the floating bridge easier for hundreds of motorists.
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Covering a distance of more than a kilometre, the underpasses will serve as a vital freeway for hundreds of motorists looking for non-Salik alternatives.

Apart from the tunnels, the project also consists of a pedestrian underpass serving the Rashid Hospital compound and an intersection on Riyadh Street where the tunnels end.

Once the proposed Al Ittihad Bridge is complete, it will be linked to the tunnels, offering motorists a straight route to Deira City Centre.

“The bridge will extend from Dubai Creek Park in Bur Dubai to Deira City Centre,” said Al Tayer.

Sharing more details of the bridge, Al Tayer said: “The 12-lane bridge will include six lanes and a pedestrian crossing in each direction. The bridge’s width will be more than 61 metres, and its height will be 15 metres. An inverted arc with a height of 100 metres will also be built over the bridge.”

With a capacity to handle 24,000 vehicles per hour, Al Ittihad Bridge will ensure the adjacent areas are free from traffic jams.

Also, in a bid to further improve the traffic situation between the busy Bur Dubai and Deira areas, the Floating Bridge will be moved near the Sheraton Hotel on Dubai Creek, linking Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Road in Bur Dubai to Omar Bin Al Khattab Road in Deira.

Shaikh Mohammad congratulated RTA on its efforts in establishing an advanced road network to keep up with the rapid increase in traffic. He said it was important to take into consideration the aesthetics of the city and provide the highest standards of safety for motorists and pedestrians. Shaikh Mohammad congratulated the authority on its various achievements in the infrastructure sector.

Shaikh Maktoum Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, was also present during the briefing.

Meanwhile, the residents of the neighbourhoods surrounding the Rashid Hospital Tunnels rejoiced at the completion of the project as it saves them from the noise of construction and endless traffic diversions.

“I hope the wait is worth the pain that all the residents have gone through. The endless diversions will finally get over and I hope with the end of construction the area will be more pedestrian-friendly,” said Mohammad Zakariya, a resident of Oud Metha Street near Rashid Hospital.

The tunnels will ease congestion on Broadcast Roundabout that straddles Tariq Bin Ziyad Road, Oud Metha Street and Umm Hurair Street, saving motorists coming from Karama, Shaikh Zayed Road, Khalid Bin Waleed Street and Al Seef Street considerable time.

“I have been waiting for this moment for a long time because it is usually very difficult to pass through Broadcast Roundabout. There is traffic throughout the day and it takes at least 15 minutes during peak hours to get out of the area. With the opening of the tunnels we will now be able to avoid the congestion at the roundabout and head straight to the Floating Bridge,” said Syed Ali, a resident of Umm Hurair Street.

— With inputs from WAM
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Old July 1st, 2013, 09:56 PM   #63
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Woohoo!!!


Love that the Floating Br will be relocated to the Sheraton/Seef St And it looks like the asymmetric bridge is now destined for Shindagha, according to that video....
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Old July 2nd, 2013, 05:21 PM   #64
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Woohoo!!!


Love that the Floating Br will be relocated to the Sheraton/Seef St And it looks like the asymmetric bridge is now destined for Shindagha, according to that video....
im glad this is going ahead! but i always thot the Dubai Smile was meant for Shindagha...guess they changed their minds...

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Old February 8th, 2014, 10:53 AM   #65
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Dubai's RTA plans $985m project spend in 2014

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By the end of this year, the RTA said it will also award a contract for constructing Etihad Bridge, which will replace the existing Floating Bridge, and will comprise 12 lanes.


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Old February 9th, 2014, 06:35 AM   #66
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Dubai's Floating Bridge to be replaced by 12-lane Etihad Bridge; Work begins this year

RTA budget amounts to Dh7bn in 2014, revenues at Dh5bn
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Published Saturday, February 08, 2014

An artist's impression of Etihad Bridge which will replace Floating Bridge on Dubai Creek (SUPPLIED)
Work on 12-lane Etihad Bridge which will replace the existing Floating Bridge and the Parallel Roads Project supporting the Sheikh Zayed Road and Al Khail Road will begin this year.

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said on Saturday that by the end of this year RTA will award a contract for constructing Etihad Bridge near the Dubai Creek Park, Dubai Courts at Bur Dubai side, and near Deira City Center and the Dubai Golf Club at Deira side.

RTA will complete Dubai Tram project this year.


Etihad Bridge, which will replace the existing Floating Bridge, comprises 12 lanes (6 in each direction), in addition to a footpath in each direction. It measures 61.6 meters in width and has an arch that rises 100 meters. The Bridges is set to provide free traffic movement in all directions and will allow free navigation around the clock as it rises 15 meters above the Creek water level and has a 400 meter-wide navigation line enabling the passage of bulky ships underneath.

In 2014, the RTA will complete the construction of several projects currently underway, and undertake a host of new projects.

Among the projects to be completed this year is the Dubai Tram, which has a track extending 11 km along Al Sufouh Street and the initial phase of the project is expected to be opened in November this year.

The RTA will complete the construction of internal road projects at residential areas in accordance with the 5-Year Plan (2012 – 2016) where a budget of Dh234 million is allocated for constructing internal roads in a number of residential communities in Dubai Emirate.

It will also work on the Parallel Roads Project supporting the Sheikh Zayed Road and Al Khail Road for which a budget of Dh398 million is being allocated. The portfolio of projects funded also include the Jumeirah Corniche Project at a cost of Dh70 million, Widening of Al Qudra Road Project at a cost of Dh49 million, and the construction the Union Gallery as well as the Rehabilitation of the Union House at a total cost of Dh201 million.

Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), today revealed that the total expenditure budget approved for the RTA in 2014 amounts to Dh7.036 billion; comprising Operational Budget in the order of Dh3.156 billion, and Capital & Projects Budget estimated as Dh3.88 billion.

“The aggregate anticipated revenues for this year are Dh5 billion marking a 17 per cent increase over last year’s budget. The approved projects budget is estimated as 3.62 billion dirham which will be allocated for constructing around 99 projects; comprising 50 new projects to be undertaken in roads, marine transport and public transport sector, and 49 projects currently underway,” explained Al Tayer.

Detailing the budget distribution, Al Tayer said: “36 per cent of the budget will be allocated to the Traffic and Roads Agency, 33 per cent will go to the Rail Agency, 13 per cent to the Public Transport Agency, 17 per cent to be shared between the Licensing Agency, Administrative Support Services Sector, and Technical Support Services Sector, and 1 per cent to the remaining agencies.”

http://www.emirates247.com/news/emir...02-08-1.537549
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Old March 4th, 2014, 11:08 PM   #67
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Work has started, kind of. I saw a barge on the creek with an machinery on top, but couldn't see if it was a piling rig or a soil testing machine.
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Old March 6th, 2014, 11:24 AM   #68
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When does work on the Sheraton bridge begin? Also, why are you so excited about the Sheraton bridge?
where is sheraton bridge to be located?!

Surprisingly, near the Sheraton
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Old July 21st, 2014, 04:16 PM   #69
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The Dubai Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) is inviting contractors to submit their expressions of interest and pre-qualification documents for the USD 300 million bridge in Dubai.
https://www.bncnetwork.net/News/RTA_invites_contractors_to_pre-qualify_for_$300mn_bridge/9Uyz8fAlscA=
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Old July 22nd, 2014, 07:15 AM   #70
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With a bit more details this time:

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Al Ittihad Bridge will replace the Floating Bridge, built on Dubai Creek, by early 2018, according to Road and Transport Authority (RTA).

In an expression of interest and pre-qualification invitation, published in a local newspaper, RTA said the tender for the new bridge will be issued in October 2014 with the construction period extending over three years. The opening is expected by early 2018.
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Old July 23rd, 2014, 12:36 PM   #71
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I was driving in the area a couple of weeks ago and saw some cranes on the Deira side, was wondering what it was for. Guess it will take some time before this one is completed, but will definitely be the best looking bridge in town!
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Old July 23rd, 2014, 12:46 PM   #72
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Are you sure you aren't referring to the Jewels of the Creek project site?
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RTA is planning to float tenders next month for execution of two road projects costing Dh1.7 billion to Dh2 billion.

The first project includes improvement on parallel streets of Godolphin and Zaabeel neighbourhoods and the second is Al Ittihad Bridge which will replace the present Floating Bridge. The Floating Bridge will be shifted to Sheraton crossing connecting Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Street in Bur Dubai and Omar bin Al Khattab Road in Deira, a source at the RTA told Khaleej Times.

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http://www.khaleejtimes.com/kt-artic...=nationgeneral
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