View of part of the Fujairah Corniche and the Hajar Mountains in the Background

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Dubai Bridge: World’s Largest Arch Bridge

The new bridge in Dubai is as-yet-unnamed span but it will be the world's largest arch bridge when it is completed in 2012.

It will have 12 lanes to enable 2000 vehicles set to cross it—per hour, in each direction

At 670 ft. tall, Dubai's next super structure will stand higher than the George Washington Bridge (604 ft.) but fall short of San Francisco's existing Golden Gate Bridge (746 ft.).

Source: Matt Sullivan, ‘Dubai’s Mile-Long Super Arch Bridge Set for March Construction’, Popular Mechanics, 12 February 2008.

Images: The shape of things to come. Click on picture to Enlarge.