A new bridge is coming to Dubai. Wait, come back it's actually interesting...
In an effort to shorten your daily commute to Karama, the Shindagha bridge will have six lanes going in either direction. It's expected to connect Al Khaleej Road in Deira to Sheikh Rashid Road in Al Karama.
Travelling towards that side of town can be dreadful on a good day but, an upcoming bridge is guaranteed to help ease the pain.
The Shindagha Bridge is part of the AED5 billion Shindagha Corridor Project extending 13 km along Sheikh Rashid Street. The Bridge rises 15.5 metres above the water level, allowing the passage of various types of boats plying the Creek. pic.twitter.com/XPvrlXgEWe— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) May 18, 2018
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, unveiled the bridge's looped-infinity design recently, after which, construction was given the go-ahead.
It's planned structure and splendid view of the Creek is likely to turn the Shindagha bridge into an icon for the city.
The first two phases of the AED5 billion Shindagha Corridor project have been completed while the new bridge is considered to be Phase 3. The Shindagha bridge will cost AED394 million and is expected to replace the old Shindagha tunnel eventually.