Third Bridge Crossing for Abu Dhabi Island
The bridge carries two independent carriageways, each with four lanes 3.65 meters width, two shoulders of 3.0 meters width and a 1.5 meter wide sidewalk for emergency use adjacent to the outer shoulder. The bridge comprises pairs of steel box girder arch ribs supporting twin decks, each carrying one carriageway. Support to the deck is provided by conventional reinforced concrete piers, inclined pre-stressed concrete arms, and steel hangers attached to the arch ribs. As a design team member designed Pre-stressed concrete Piers of depths about 5.7m which are cure both horizontally and vertically.