Dubai to build 13 more pedestrian bridges
Total number of foot bridges in Dubai to be raised to 87 by June 2013
Thirteen pedestrian bridges will be built in key locations around the emirate by June, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has said.
The new bridges will bring the total number of foot bridges in Dubai to 87.
Among the key bridges to be constructed are two bridges across the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road (formerly known as Emirates Road), reports The National.
The first, located near the Al Awir fruit and vegetables market, will span 100 metres. The second is near workers' accommodation at Muhaisnah and will stretch 86 metres across the busy motorway.
Other bridges will be built at Al Mina Road, Sheikh Rashid Road, Umm Suqeim Road, Al Wuhaida Road, Amman Road, Latifa Bint Hamdan Road, Abu Baker Al Siddique Road, and Al Khaleej Road. Four more bridges will be built in Jebel Ali Industrial Area.
Mattar Al Tayer, chairman and executive director of the RTA, said work on the new pedestrian bridges began last year after a careful study of where they were most needed.
"Bridges [were] selected in light of traffic studies guided by the intensity of pedestrian movement between the two sides of roads, office and market concentration areas, and locations witnessing high run-over accident rates."