Sheikh Zayed Bridge, Abu Dhabi

4.6
Bridge · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Sheikh Zayed Bridge is an arch bridge in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Named after the country's principal architect and former president Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the 842m bridge is said to be the most intricate bridge ever constructed. Its curved design arches evoke undulating sand dunes of the desert.
The bridge features – besides its striking architecture – a dynamic lighting design that is based on subtle colours that flow across the bridge's spine, symbolising the connecting nature of the bridge and the energy that the capital city Abu Dhabi radiates.
The bridge is the third traffic route connecting the mainland to the island of Abu Dhabi and the new main gateway over the Maqtah channel. The bridge was designed by architect Zaha Hadid as the grandeur landmark for the UAE's capital city.
Architect: Zaha HadidLighting Design: Rogier van der Heide at Hollands LichtStructural design: Rendel Construction engineers: Buckland & Taylor Ltd.Geotechnical engineering: DME Geotech Contractor: Six Construct Ltd., Archirodon Group N.V.Subcontractor: FIP Industriale S.p.A.Prestressing: VSL InternationalCommissioning of Feature Lighting on-site: Arup and Martin Pro Middle East
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  • Driving into Abu Dhabi, the architecture of this bridge is immediately striking. If you on a tour, request that your driver takes a route that will enable you see or pass through the bridge.  more »
  • Crossed the bridge several times during my visit to ABu Dhabi. Did not get an opportunity to stop and take in the view. Looked like a beautiful piece of architecture.  more »
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  • A beautiful architecture and engineering master piece
  • One of the most beautiful Bridges in UAE. Unique design. Good place for photography. Wish drones are allowed in this area. Mind speed limits. Because no buffer limit in Abu Dhabi. Drive carefully.

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