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RTA awards contract for AC pedestrian bridges

Four covered bridges commissioned for Dubai Tram

| | Feb 2, 2014 | 3:33 pm
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Four covered bridges commissioned for Dubai Tram

The Board of Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), chaired by Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director, endorsed the award of a contract to construct four covered and air conditioned footbridges for Dubai Tram users. Sharing this information in a news report dated February 1, Emirates News Agency (WAM) elaborated that two bridges would be constructed over Al Safouh Street to serve tram users and residents at both sides of the Street, and the other two were earmarked to link the Tecom zone with the opposite side of the street and the Dubai Marina Mall, with the view of providing a safe corridor for crossing streets in these busy areas.

Speaking against this backdrop, Al Tayer reportedly said, “All of these new bridges will be covered, air conditioned and fitted with electric elevators/escalators.”

WAM also reported Al Tayer highlighting that the positioning of the bridges was guided by traffic studies based on the intensity of population movement between the two sides of the street, location of corporate and retail facilities and the number of accidents occurring in the area. In this context, Al Tayer reportedly urged citizens and residents of Dubai to use footbridges and subways designated for crossing roads.

According to WAM’s report, in the second phase (2015-2016), eight footbridges will be constructed – two bridges at Al Awir Road, and one bridge at each of Amman, Meydan, Damascus, Al Khawaneej, Al Quds and Doha Roads.

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