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Dubai Wows Again with Biggest Arch Bridge Ever

They've got amazing hotels, artificial islands, even an indoor ski mountain. And now, to add to the list, Dubai will become home to largest arch bridge in world when the constructions of this monster is finished in 2012. Seriously, what can'tthey do over there?

 

What with all the already unbelievable structures they have over there in Dubai, it always seems like the perfect time to visit. Then they announce another new, awe-inspiring project that makes you think "Hmm, I better wait..." Well, considering the conceptual renderings for this bridge, it probably is better to wait until it's finished. The specs make it sound well worth it:

- It's one mile long and 670 feel tall.

- It will have 12 lanes for traffic.

- It will cost $817 million dollars.

- The design has been approved by Sheik Mohammed.

- The bridge will carry more than 2,000 vehicles per hour in each direction.

- A metro line will run across the middle.

Impressive, no? Construction is slated to being in March, and will hopefully be completed in 2012.

All images and facts provided by Fxfowle, the New York based architectural firm behind the project

Seth Plattner
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Comments
Feb 12, 2008
by Ron (not verified)

Arch Bridge

Dubai more or less is putting other cities to shame. Soon, everything big, tall, and most expensive will be housed in a tiny city not even the size of Boston..

You should also check up on Dubai Land, a crazy theme park concept in the heart of the city. Rumors are that it will rival disney land in scheme and magnitude...who knows.

While I always question the need for some of their projects, I know for a fact the Dubai badly needs a public park akin to what Central Park has done to New York.

Feb 15, 2008
by Michael Bryan (not verified)

What can't they do?

Unionize. Hold a democratic election. Respect human rights. Just to name a few off the top of my head...

Feb 29, 2008
by Anonymous

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Sep 14, 2008
by Anonymous

arch

ya,its a good job by dubaians.i wish them all success

Dec 17, 2008
by Anonymous

noooo

i think this is a badsite