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Pedestrian bridge on Dubai’s $1.6bn Bluewaters Island completed

Spanning 77m, the box girder bridge provides a link between Bluewaters Island and The Beach

The pedestrian bridge will open to the public "soon", according to KEO.
The pedestrian bridge will open to the public "soon", according to KEO.

KEO International Consultants has announced the completion of a pedestrian bridge project at Bluewaters Island, a $1.6bn (AED6bn) development in Dubai.

According to the consultancy, its infrastructure division teamed up with InSite – KEO’s allied practice for master planning, urban design, and landscape architecture – to work on the project as the engineer of record, third-party reviewer, and landscape architects.

Spanning 77m, the box girder bridge provides a link between Bluewaters Island and The Beach.

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It features palm tree-shaded ‘seating nooks’ with Irokoclad built-in seats, KEO said in statement, adding that the total length of the pedestrian journey, from one end to the other, is approximately 265m via an InSite-designed boardwalk.

In addition to performing a third-party check on the bridge design, KEO designed MEP electrical and drainage systems, as well as landscaping and maritime signage for the project. 

This pedestrian bridge will open to the public “soon”, according to KEO.

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Chris Fannin, managing director of InSite, commented: “KEO and InSite are proud be involved as part of the design team for this exciting structure, fulfilling the roles of engineer of record, third-party reviewer, and landscape architects.

“This […] project is a culmination of great team effort and collaboration with GRIDPortugal and Besix Group.”

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