Besix Group’s Middle East subsidiary Six Construct has delivered the Infinity Bridge to its client, the Dubai Road & Transport Authority (RTA).
Connecting the Al Shindagha and Al Ras districts, the 12-lane, 295-metre-long bridge rises 15.5m above the Dubai Creek, carrying six lanes of traffic in each direction and crowned with a 42-metre-high steel arch representing the mathematical symbol of infinity.
“We are extremely proud to have delivered the Infinity Bridge to the RTA, which I thank for its confidence,” said project manager Nicolas Bruyninckx in a press release sent to GCR. “We are also very proud to have completed it on time despite the Covid-19 pandemic, for which I would like to congratulate all our teams and our partners and suppliers, as this required them to rethink the organisation of the work, always keeping construction excellence, our client’s interest and safety as top priorities.”
Construction of the bridge deck was completed in eight months. Careful planning saw the team improve the concrete casting cycle to make bridge segments in six days instead of the average 10 days.
The construction of the Infinity Bridge is part of the infrastructure development of Shindagha, one of the oldest districts in Dubai. As part of this, Besix is building two flyover bridges, a one-lane ramp and a two-lane tunnel at the Falcon Junction.
The first fly-over, by-passing the busy junction and required for the first phase of the corridor opening through the Infinity Bridge, was completed in the first week of January 2022.