Sheikh Zayed Bridge

Bridges & Tunnels

A bridge infused with Emirati personality

Sheikh Zayed Bridge


This eye-catching bridge, the third spanning the Maqta Channel, features architecture inspired by the rolling dunes of the desert. This 912-metre long structure connects the Island of Abu Dhabi with the mainland and incorporates an asymmetrical two-decked design created by the renowned architect Zaha Hadid. This was a massive project which required a seasoned construction firm to coordinate the activities of the 2,300-strong workforce, as well as the 22 cranes, 11 marine barges and various other pieces of equipment on-site. Approximately 1,600 cars traverse the bridge each hour, which has an engineered lifespan of 120 years and has been built to withstand high wind speeds, extreme temperatures and potential earthquakes.


Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi Municipality

$88 million


2010 - 2011

Zaha Hadid Architects

Six Construct

Construct Only

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