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10 new pedestrian bridges at vital locations in Dubai

Ten new pedestrian bridges are scheduled to be built in Dubai in 2016 and 2017, the Roads and Transport Authority has announced.

Director-General and chairman of the board of executive directors of the RTA, Mattar Al Tayer, said the bridges will be situated in a number of vital locations around the city.

He further added “The new bridges will be constructed based on the findings of traffic studies.

Two bridges will be constructed on Baniyas Road; the first near the Department of Land and Properties, and the second near Dubai Municipality. One bridge will be constructed on Khalid Bin Al Waleed Road near Al Rifaa-Al Saadiyat Road, in addition to a bridge near Al Twar Centre, a bridge on Al Ittihad Road near Dnata, a bridge on the Arabian Ranches Road (Road 323), a bridge on Al Mankhool Road, a bridge on Latifa Bin Hamdan Road near Al Khail Mall Road, a bridge near Bel Rumaitha Club, and a bridge on the Dubai-Al Ain Road near Skycourts Buildings”.

The number of pedestrian bridges in Dubai has soared from 14 bridges in 2006 to 56 in 2010, which continued to grow to 74 by 2011 and reached 100 bridges by the end of 2014. The 10 new bridges will bring the total number of pedestrian bridges to 120 by 2017, he added.