Dubai Marina Be Flexin’ With It’s Fancy New Urban 4-Way Footbridge!!
Folks down at Dubai Marina woke up to a completed 4-directional pedestrian bridge, considered the first of its kind in Dubai on morning of Saturday, September 19.
Located at the intersection of King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Street with Al Gharbi Street at the entrance of Dubai Marina (near JBR), the bridge has four escalators linking the four sides of the junction.
The swanky new bridge boasts of a unique design echoing the urban architecture of the neighbourhood and the patterns of surrounding buildings.
Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), has confirmed that the 4-way pedestrian bridge stretches 75 metres and handles about 8000 people per hour in all directions
The junction is used by as much as 2300 people and 2000 vehicles during peak hours in each direction. More than 1000 people cross the junction to head to the JBR during weekends. Moreover, Dubai Tram crosses the intersection every six minutes. The area accommodates two Tram stations and one bus stop, and there are no pedestrian crossings nearby
Explained Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).
RTA plans to build other 36 footbridges during 2021-2026; which will bring the total number of pedestrian bridges to 165 bridges
The number of footbridges constructed in Dubai soared from 13 bridges in 2006 to 129 bridges by the end of 2020.
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