Sheikh Zayed Bridge by Zaha Hadid Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 9 Jul 2015 12:49 am | Bridges

The practice of Zaha Hadid Architects designed the Sheikh Zayed Bridge in the city of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, as a third gateway connecting the Abu Dhabi Island to the Gulf toward the south shore.

The project began in 1997 and was complete in 2010 with a length of 842 meters and a height of 64 meters.

The bridge has a two way highway with four lanes, with a total width of 61 meters, and the bridge features cantilevered road decks that are suspended by several steel arches to create a wave-like structure that gives the whole a dynamic effect.

The predominant color is white and with its sculptural shape the bridge creates a calm and beautiful link between the three Emirates.

 

[archdaily]

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