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.A visit to Sheikh Zayed Bridge represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Abu Dhabi online trip planner to plot your vacation.
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
Sheikh Zayed Bridge Reviews
We drove across this bridge during our tour. While very functional it is also meant to be a work of art representing undulating sand dunes with its road decks suspended from symmetrical steel arches a... more »
I am sorry, it is an efficient bridge & it was much needed as Maqta bridge was too busy but to spend such a vast amount of money on something that is meant to resemble a sand dune? Come on. Someone is... more »
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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