The ambitious Dh81.5m Floating Bridge project of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is expected to ease traffic situation on Al Maktoum Bridge as it would take up to 6,000 vehicles during rush hours, the RTA officials have said.
The bridge made of 20-metre-wide hollow concrete blocks will float in water.
The six-lane bridge, which is expected to open to traffic next month, is all set to provide to the commuters the much-needed alternative to Salik toll road. It will connect Deira with the Oud Metha Road.Situated just 500 metres south of the Al Maktoum Bridge, the Bridge is 300 metres long. It will end at the intersection to be built on Riyadh Street between Dubai Courts and Ras Al Khor Park. The rolling segment of the bridge allows it to open and close at intervals.