Prequal bids sought for Dubai Creek bridge
Dubai, July 20, 2014
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has invited contractors to prequalify for the construction of the Al Ittihad bridge project, which will span across the Dubai Creek.
Tenders for the construction of the 2,700-m bridge, which is designed to replace the floating bridge, are scheduled to be issued in October with work to be launched in the last quarter of this year.
The main creek crossing will be a 420-m-long bridge supporting 12 lanes of traffic connecting Bur Dubai to Deira.
The bridge will extend beyond Al Riyadh Road on the Bur Dubai side, and up to the Dubai-Sharjah Road on the Deira side.
Featuring an aesthetic steel arch, the structure will be constructed using the segmental technique with a 1,400-m segmental twin box girder bridge on the Deira side.
The deck will comprise approximately 50,000 sq m of segmental bridges, and 40,000 sq m of conventional cast-in-place box girders.
The works also include underpasses, ramps, interchanges, cut-and-cover tunnels, road works, utility relocations, bridge lighting, landscaping and land reclaiming.
The project, scheduled for opening in early 2018, is expected to be awarded in one or several contracts, with the construction period extending over three years from the day of award.
Prequalification documents are expected to be submitted by July 23, 2014. – TradeArabia News Service