Belhasa Six Construct has confirmed its appointment as the infrastructure contractor for the AED 394mn ($107.3mn) Shindagha Bridge Project in Dubai.
Launched by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum earlier this week, the bridge is part of the ongoing AED 5bn Shindagha Corridor Project, which will eventually extend 13 kilometres.
The 295-metre bridge will consist of six lanes in each direction in addition to a pedestrian crossing and rise 15.5 metres above the Dubai Creek, allowing the passage of various types of vessels.
Its distinctive design features a 42-metre-high arch shaped in the form of the mathematical symbol for infinity. Approximately 2,400 tonnes of steel will be used in the construction of the bridge.
“The Shindagha Bridge will be the third major bridge crossing over the creek, that we have successfully built in the UAE, and we are very proud as a company to be a part of shaping the history of Dubai and the UAE,” said Pierre Sironval, managing director of Six Construct, part of the Belgian BESIX Group
The Shindagha Bridge project is being developed under the third phase of the Shindagha Corridor Project, following the completion of the first two phases.
Works in Phase III includes the construction of the Corniche Street on Al Khaleej Street, improvements of the Falcon Junction and entry/exit points for Rashid Port.
The total length of the corridor is 8.5 km with the tunnels span 535m and surface roads extending 8 km. The project is due to be completed in 2022.