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 15.5 metres above the Dubai Creek. With six lanes of traffic in each direction and pedestrian crossings, it is crowned by a 42-metre high steel arch representing the mathematical symbol of infinity.
Nicolas Bruyninckx, Project Manager: “We are extremely proud to have delivered the Infinity Bridge to the RTA, which I thank for its confidence. 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. The Infinity Bridge is a magnificent infrastructure that contributes to further embellishing the city of Dubai. It joins the bridges we have built in the past in Dubai, notably over the Dubai Creek and the Dubai Canal which Six Construct also built.”
The construction of the bridge deck was completed in just 8 months, with the Covid-19 pandemic in the background. This was made possible by extremely precise planning and construction methods adapted to the infrastructure and its environment. For example, the team has succeeded in improving the cycle to cast the bridge segments from 10 to less than 6 days on average.
The construction of the Infinity Bridge is part of the infrastructure development of Shindagha, one of the oldest districts in Dubai. This large-scale project led by the RTA will improve the flow of traffic. As part of the Shindagha Corridor Improvement project, BESIX Group is currently 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, required for the first phase of the corridor opening through the Infinity Bridge, was completed in the first week of January 2022.