01 February 2008
“Sixth Crossing”, the new bridge that Dubai plans to construct over the bay, is designed to become the longest arch-bridge ever built in the world. Over the stretch of asphalt, suspended 15 metres above water level, a gigantic arch – 667 metres long and 205 metres high – will rise becoming yet another distinctive feature of the city. The whole bridge, which will feature another arch of more modest dimensions, will be 1.6 kilometres long and 64 metres wide and will comprise 12 road traffic lanes as well as the green line of Dubais underground. The structure, which will cost some 552 million Euro, will connect the Al Jaddaf area and Business Bay, and it will provide access to Creek Island, where an opera building will be constructed. The construction works will start in March and will be completed within four years, Dubais Roads and Transport Authority announced.