Sheikh Zayed Bridge
Bridges & Interchanges
Location Abu Dhabi, UAE
Total Cost AED 800 million
Lead Rendel, Palmer and Tritton UK
- Preliminary Engineering Design to verify concept Design
- Detailed Engineering Design (Calculations and drawings were vetted in UK and UAE as part of contractual quality assurance requirements)
- CAD drawings and Bar bending schedule
The Sheikh Zayed Bridge, Third Bridge Crossing Contract III carries two independent carriageways, each with four lanes 3.65 meters width, two shoulders of 3.0 meters width and a 1.5 meter wide sidewalk for emergency use adjacent to the outer shoulder. The overall length of the bridge is 912 metres between abutments and the width between parapets is 23.6 metres for each deck.
The concrete substructure and steel arches form in profile a continuous flowing line, the steel arch components of which comprises the Marina arch of about 50m span, Main Channel Arch of about 144m span and the Secondary Channel Arch of about 74m span. The steel arch ribs have a fully encastre connection to the supporting concrete piers. Temperature movements in the arches are therefore restrained.