Sheikh Zayed Bridge, Abu Dhabi

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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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  • On our ride from Al Ain to Abu Dhabi, my wife and I passed by the iconic Sheikh Zayed Bridge. The following day, we drove over the bridge on our way to the Louvre Abu Dhabi. The bridge, which was... 
    On our ride from Al Ain to Abu Dhabi, my wife and I passed by the iconic Sheikh Zayed Bridge. The following day, we drove over the bridge on our way to the Louvre Abu Dhabi. The bridge, which was...  more »
  • Beautiful bridge designed by an Iraqi American achitect which is a very unique and beautiful bridge. If your in Abu Dhabi for even a couple of days you will likely drive over it going from place to... 
    Beautiful bridge designed by an Iraqi American achitect which is a very unique and beautiful bridge. If your in Abu Dhabi for even a couple of days you will likely drive over it going from place to...  more »
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  • Its so beautiful bridge toward abu dhabi and coming bk to dubai on sheikh zayed road
  • Sheikh Zayed Bridge designed by Pritzker Prize winner Zaha Hadid, the striking 842 metre-long, 64 metre-high Sheikh Zayed Bridge is said to be the most complex bridge ever built. Its curved arches evoke undulating sand dunes and it features a dynamic lighting design, with subtle colours that flow across its spine. Its road decks are suspended from symmetrical steel arches, forming a waveform with a fluid silhouette.

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