Feasibility studies underway for construction of Obhur Suspension Bridge in Jeddah

Three major projects in the pipeline, including tram, chairman of Jeddah Metro Company says

Feasibility studies are now underway for the construction of the Obhur Suspension Bridge in Jeddah, a senior official at Jeddah Metro Company has said.

According to a report by Saudi Gazette, Dr Osama Abdu, chairman of Jeddah Metro Company, was quoted as saying that there are three major projects in the pipeline, one of which is the Obhur Suspension Bridge.

“The Obhur Suspension Bridge project is one of the most important projects in Jeddah’s public transport system and it will connect north and south Obhur, passing over Sharm Obhur with a length of 350 m and width of 74 m.

“It includes 8 two-way car lanes with a capacity to pass 6,000 vehicles per hour. This will be one of the widest concrete suspension bridges in the world,” he said.

He added that feasibility studies on implementing a sea taxi service in Jeddah will also be conducted soon. A contract for the study will be signed in the near future, Dr Osama added.

The Corniche Tram is the third project in the pipeline, the report concluded.

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