Mohammed approves new bridge

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has approved the design of the seventh crossing over Dubai Creek to be known as the « Dubai Smile ». The project, with an estimated cost of Dh810 million, will run between Dubai Creek Park, Wonderland Park and Dubai Courts in Bur Dubai, and Deira City Centre and Dubai Golf Club in Deira. Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the Roads and Transport Authority Mattar Al Tayer said the bridge is one of the landmark projects to be undertaken by RTA, and is aimed at easing traffic congestion around the Creek. The bridge will consist of 12 lanes, six in each direction, and will have a width of about 61.6 metres. The bridge will also feature an arch rising to over 100 metres and will be able to accommodate up to 24,000 vehicles per hour.