Floating Bridge may open for traffic soon

DUBAI — With the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) accelerating the pace of work, the Floating Bridge is expected to open to traffic next week.

By Joy Sengupta

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Published: Tue 10 Jul 2007, 8:42 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 3:05 AM

Floating bridge

The Floating Bridge opening will coincide with the launch of the water bus service at the Dubai Creek, said an RTA official.

The bridge is located half a kilometre south of the Maktoum Bridge and connects Deira and the Oud Metha Road.

The opening of the Floating Bridge would brings relief to many commuters who use the Maktoum Bridge, which has become even more clogged after the Salik launch.

According to RTA officials, the bridge would be open from 6am to 10pm. The bridge will end at the intersection to be built on Riyadh Street between Dubai Courts and Al Khor Park.

“Parts of the bridge can open up allowing the ships to pass through. It takes at least 20 minutes for the bridge to open and close. The bridge will be opened up after 10pm for the ships,” the RTA official said.

The officials added that the bridge will add an additional lane between the Khalid Bin Al Waleed Street and Oud Metha, on the one hand, and Etihad Road and Deira area, on the other.

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