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Old January 26th, 2009, 12:05 AM   #1
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#PROJECT: SHERATON CROSSING (NEW FLOATING BRIDGE AKA DUBAI CREEK's 5th CROSSING)

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Consult Maunsell appointed to design the 5th Crossing Bridge in Dubai



Roads Transport Authority has appointed Cansult Maunsell to undertake preliminary study, preliminary design, detailed design, tender documentation and construction supervision of the two prestigious bridges over Dubai Creek known as Shandagah Crossing and 5th Crossing (Sheraton Crossing).

Shandagah Crossing
Upgrade, modification and evaluation of existing Al Shandagah Tunnel, including the required interchanges and intersections that may be required at the existing and proposed intersections between Omar Bin Al Khatab Road and Sheikh Rashid Road, passing through Dubai's central business district. The overall corridor section extends approximately 6.3 km. The new Shandagah Crossing is to provide for six travel lanes in each direction, with a total of 12 lanes.

5th Crossing (Sheraton Crossing)
Modification and design of a new corridor including all required interchanges and intersections that may be required at the existing and proposed intersections. The concerned area extends over approximately 0.5 km, crossing the Dubai Creek and connecting between Deira and Bur Dubai in the area of the Sheraton Deira Hotel. Similar to the Shandagah Crossing, the 5thCrossing also accommodates six lanes in each direction.
The total estimated construction cost for the two crossings will be Dhs.2.5 Billion.

Signature Bridges
The general project is underpinned by the Creek Bridges which link the corridors of the Deira and Bur Dubai areas. These signature bridges are unique in form and scale. Their architectural impact reflects the history of Dubai and the sails of a Dhow. The complex engineering detail of the steel plate sails are totally in tension to ensure functional as well as aesthetic forms.

The 5th Crossing (Sheraton), will encompass a viewing platform soaring high above the creek and overlooking the city. The sunset views platform will be a significant feature and tourist attraction. No less impacting will be the “Gateway” Bridge, Al Shandagha.

The first and last view of visitors flying into and out of Dubai will be this bridge. A gateway in its purest form. During the day the sails will reflect the ambient sea and sky patterns and the same sails that will be illuminated by atmospheric lighting will be a truly memorable nightscape.

The bridges are an eclectic reflection of Dubai's history and its innovative and progressive approach to providing a functional yet exciting utility.

** The source of Information is from a private party* and been confirmed by the client.
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Old January 26th, 2009, 12:15 AM   #2
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Bridges

Cansult Maunsell has been building bridges in the Gulf since 1965. Starting with the original Maqta Bridge that linked Abu Dhabi to the mainland and continuing with many other infrastructure projects over the years, our designs have made us leaders in the region.

Today we continue this tradition, providing modern day design solutions such as our two major bridges across the Dubai Creek to ease inner city traffic congestion. Additionally, Cansult Maunsell’s regional standing is recognised by recently awarded major bridge and tunnel projects in Sharjah and Dubai.

We are also one of the leading local consultancies in the field of tunnelling, specializing in innovative and cost-effective solutions to meet client needs. Our services include feasibility studies, site investigation reports, preliminary and detailed designs for authorities and contractors for design and build contracts, consultancy on tunnel boring machines, construction supervision, surveying and monitoring structures affected by tunnelling works, as well as programming and costing and expert witness services.
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Old January 26th, 2009, 01:53 PM   #3
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oooh....they look really good! well done for finding it!

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Old January 26th, 2009, 03:44 PM   #4
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Is not that we haven't seen them before
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Old January 26th, 2009, 05:10 PM   #5
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oh I know...I just like seeing them again and again...and IF its true that they are going ahead as shown...EVEN better!

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Old January 27th, 2009, 01:11 PM   #6
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They look amazing!
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Old February 8th, 2009, 09:12 PM   #7
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The project board is up, Wade Adams personel are around so actual work may start soon.

However Shindaga Crossing is a totally different project and the two should not be mixed.
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Old February 16th, 2009, 06:52 AM   #8
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Dubai bridges are beyond this world, that's the best part!
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Old July 7th, 2009, 08:43 PM   #9
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I think these were some of the loosing designs for the bridges.
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Old July 7th, 2009, 10:37 PM   #10
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After seeing them, i'm quite sure they were the losing designs!
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Old July 7th, 2009, 10:48 PM   #11
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I know, the top one is held up by bamboo sticks by the look of it.
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Old July 8th, 2009, 05:37 PM   #12
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I like the idea with the greenery but it looks more like a roller coaster than a bridge!
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Old July 8th, 2009, 08:38 PM   #13
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I also don't get the first AEDAS proposal. It's so not AEDAS.
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Old March 3rd, 2012, 03:57 PM   #14
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Crazy new proposal/render/design for the Sheraton Bridge

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5th bridge, Dubai

Hidden oasis in the city.


The 5th bridge contains a surprise: in the middle of the bridge pedestrians encounter a hidden green oasis. It is a place which provides peace right in the centre of one of the most ambitious cities on the planet.

The structure touches down in four elegant arches, like an animal stretching to reach the other side. The heart of the bridge hides its real treasure: 5000 square meters of lush green. Palm and fig trees, almond, pomegranate and orchids are shaded by Mashrabiya (brises-soleil) - the perfect counterpart to the rushing traffic on the 12-lane bridge deck underneath. The green lounge is surrounded by public facilities, such as a restaurant, an open-air theater or a future Institute for Ecological Education.

The secret garden offers an excellent view on the other bridges of Dubai: a view on both the biggest and tallest concrete arches in the world and the Dubai Smile's inverted metal arch.

The Oasis will not be visible from the banks of the Creek. It only reveals itself to those who cross the Creek. Pedestrians walk into the 'legs of the animal', where they can take an escalator to the secret garden while watching the Creek and the traffic to the airport and Sheikh Zayed Road.

Oasis Bridge will be iconic on various levels of perception: to the arriving visitor, looking out of the window of an airplane (seeing an animal stretched out to reach the other side of the Creek), to the pedestrian moving through its body (towards the secret Oasis) and to the cab-drivers, residents and visitors passing the bridge.


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Also this thread needs to broken up. Let's keep this one for the 5th Crossing news and I will create another for the Shindagha Crossing
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Also this thread needs to broken up. Let's keep this one for the 5th Crossing news and I will create another for the Shindagha Crossing
they do need to be slipt up...this design is good...i like it...but i like the one with the observation deck too...

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This one is sleek and elegant and does not destroy the Creek skyline, where as the one with the observation tower would be obtrusive....
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Looks like this remains on hold for now.....


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well...atleast we have more info on it...i think once the floating bridge is replaced...they will focus on this...

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It will be back, but not for a while....
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