The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has begun construction of 13 new pedestrian bridges in Dubai. RTA proposes to have a 105 bridges by 2016.
The new bridges will have designs inspired by the traditional landmarks of the emirate
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has begun construction of 13
new pedestrian bridges in Dubai. RTA proposes to have a 105 bridges by
Engineer Maitha bin Udai, Executive Director of the Traffic &
Roads Agency, RTA, said out of the 31 new bridges 13 footbridges will be
completed in the next fve years.
RTA is making strenuous efforts to serve pedestrians around Merto stations.
"The RTA has opened two pedestrian bridges this year; the first one
in Abu Baker Al Siddique Road, and the other in the Emirates Hills.
During the past two years, RTA opened many other footbridges in Khalid
bin Al Waleed, Al Mankhool, Bani Yas, Damascus, Al Rasheed, and Al Rabat
Roads in addition to Abu Baker Al Siddique Road.
"The new pedestrian bridges willcome up on Emirates Road; one near
the Fruits & Vegetables Market and others near workers accommodation
at Al Awir, in Al Mina, Sheikh Rashid, Umm Suqeim, Al Wuhaidah, Amman,
Latifa bint Hamdan, Abu Baker Al Siddique and Al Khaleej Roads.
"The newly designed pedestrian bridges have a lot of features
rendering them iconic landmarks of Dubai Emirate as they are fitted with
modern electrical facilities featuring designs inspired by the
traditional landmarks of the Emirate or depicting contemporary patterns
of modern cities.