First look: The Dubai Canal Bridge on Sheikh Zayed Road

First look: The Dubai Canal Bridge on Sheikh Zayed Road

The RTA releases a new image

Image: RTA
Image: Construction Week Online

The Dubai Canal scheme, approved by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai last year, has started its first phase on Sheikh Zayed Road

Dubai's Road & Transport Authority (RTA) has released a new image of the Dubai Canal Bridge, set to straddle the city's canal extension project, planned to link Business Bay and Dubai Creek with the Arabian Gulf, due for completion in 2017.

The eight-lane bridge that will carry Sheikh Zayed Road over the Dubai Canal when complete, and diversions are expected to be in place on the road from October 25.

In a statement issued this week, the RTA said: “The contractor will embark on traffic diversion works on the Sheikh Zayed Road in the direction from Dubai to Abu Dhabi next July such that the traffic diversion will be made on October 25.”

The bridge is part of the canal project’s first phase. Work will be finished in the final quarter of 2016 and the contract covers the construction of bridges across the waterway for Al Wasl and Jumeirah roads, including a new junction at the crossroads of Al Haddiqa and Al Wasl roads.