The bridges feature several service facilities including elevators, alarm and firefighting systems, remote monitoring and others
Seven new footbridges spanning 888m-long across Dubai roads have been completed according to Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).
A bridge connecting Al Khaleej Street between the intersection of Omar Bin Khattab Street and Abu Bakr Al Siddique Street, near Dubai Hospital is among the new footbridges. In addition, six more footbridges totalling 888m in length are being constructed across the emirate, said the RTA.
The designs are said to emphasise the use of aesthetic and innovative components, as well as hi-tech electromechanical systems, alarms, firefighting, and remote monitoring systems. The bridges are also equipped with dedicated bike tracks.
Announcing the completion of works, RTA Director General and Chairman Mattar Al Tayer said the construction of the footbridges were consistent with Dubai’s traffic safety strategy, which aims to make the city the safest in the world in terms of traffic safety. It also seeks to reduce fatalities from run-over accidents to as low as zero, by providing infrastructure and safety measures for motorists and cyclists.
He explained, “The construction of these bridges adheres to the highest international standards for traffic safety evidenced by numerous service facilities such as elevators, alarm and firefighting systems, remote monitoring and others.”
In addition, the RTA inaugurated a new footbridge on Al Khaleej Street, connecting the junction of Omar Bin Al Khattab Street and Abu Bakr Al Siddique Street, near Dubai Hospital. This bridge spans about 120m-long, 3.4m-wide, and 6.5m-high from the asphalt. It has two elevators, stairs, and a room for electromechanical systems like alarms, fire-fighting systems and remote monitoring systems.
Six-footbridges are also currently being developed on different major streets in the emirate. These include a bridge on Al Mina Street situated between Al Saqr and Al Mina intersections, running 109m-long, while the second 91m-long bridge is being built on Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Street between Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Street and Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah Street. Both bridges are equipped with elevators, stairs, and a room for electromechanical systems that contain alarm and fire-fighting systems as well as remote monitoring systems.
The third footbridge will be constructed on Ras Al Khor Road, forming a link between the Creek Harbour and Ras Al Khor Industrial Area, while the fourth will be built on Ras Al Khor Road. The RTA said the fifth bridge will be built on Al Manara Road in the Al Quoz Creative Zone, with aesthetic elements that complement the design identity and artistic elements of the facilities and components of the zone. The sixth bridge will come up on Al Khawaneej Street, opposite to the Arabian Centre running 248m-long, the RTA concluded.