Saudi spends $6.6m on Madinah pedestrian bridges

An official from Madinah Municipality confirmed pedestrian bridges spanning 360m have been built in the city's high pedestrian areas

Pedestrian bridges have been built in Madinah's high density areas. [Representational image]
Pedestrian bridges have been built in Madinah's high density areas. [Representational image]

Madinah Municipality has constructed pedestrian bridges worth $6.6m (SAR25m) at various locations in the holy city to cope with high pedestrian density, an official revealed. 

Adnan Al-Sayed, undersecretary for studies and supervision at the municipality, said the bridges span 360m. 

A bridge spanning 57m was built in Khaled bin Al-Waleed near Qiblatain Mosque.

Other bridges already built include a 54m one on Prince Abdul Majeed bin Abdul Aziz, and a 48m bridge on King Fahd Road.

Work is also in progress on the construction of another three pedestrian bridges on Prince Abdul Mohsen Street with length of 50m, and a bridge along Abu Bakr Road near Salam College for Girls measuring 62m in length.

"This comes under the guidance of Madinah region Mayor Dr. Khaled bin Abdul Qadir Tahir as part of the city's efforts to protect pedestrians and avoid accidents," Al-Sayed said.

According to Arab News, eight bridges measuring 445m in length have been implemented across various roads and streets. 

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