31/01/22

The Infinity Bridge Dubai’s newest iconic addition

The Infinity Bridge

Dubai’s newest iconic addition

 

On 16th January 2022, the iconic ‘Infinity Bridge’ in Dubai, United Arab Emirates opened to traffic for the first time. Its design resembles the mathematical symbol for infinity which refers to things without any limit. The breathtaking bridge is 300 meters long and 22 meters wide, representing the limitless, infinite goals of Dubai. Drivers can enjoy  the six lanes in each direction and it also includes a  track of 3-meters for pedestrians and cyclists.

 

Moreover, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, announced on Thursday the opening of the Infinity Bridge. It is praised as a 21st century masterpiece of architecture. The Infinity Bridge consists of six lanes and will connect Deira to Bur Dubai. There is a  3-metre track for pedestrians and cyclists. The project was first announced in 2018 and is part of the Al Shindagha Corridor Project. Dubai’s unlimited ambitions are symbolized by the bridge that has six lanes in each direction – the shape of the infinity symbol.

 

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, had opened the bridge last week. Infinity Bridge was first announced in 2018 as part of the Dh5.3-billion Al Shindagha Corridor Project. The corridor services Deira and Bur Dubai, in addition to numerous development projects such as, Port Rashid, Dubai Seafront, Deira Islands and Dubai Maritime City Gulf News reported. The time saved over 20 years will be approximately Dh45 billion. By 2030, it will reduce travel times from 104 minutes to 16 minutes.

 

In addition, commuters can drive over the bridge in just one-to-two minutes, as well as enjoy a three-meter-wide lane for pedestrians and cyclists. This new bridge is also capable of accommodating nearly 24,000 cars every hour in both directions. It strengthens connectivity between Bur Dubai and Deira by increasing the number of lanes across Dubai Creek from 48 to 60.


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