2006 - Dubai - Sharjah, U.A.E.
Al Garhoud Bridge is one of four road bridges over Dubai Creek, and it was initiate to combat the traffic movement in between Dubai & Sharjah.
To solve the major traffic problems caused by the old bridge, a replacement was constructed between 2006 and 2008 by Belgian main contractor Belhasa Six Construct, and the piles foundation by Swissboring Overseas. The bridge, which cost 415 million AED, is meant to add more lanes of road that cross Dubai Creek. The new Al Garhoud Bridge has a total of 14 lanes, 7 in each direction. It is able to handle 16,000 vehicles per hour. The bridge is 520 meters long and 16 meters above the water. The old bridge was demolished after the new bridge opened. Al Garhoud Bridge is decorated with artwork that look like sand dunes during the day and waves at night with the aid of lighting.