New UAE tourist attraction alert: Suspended bridge

Web Report/Ras Al Khaimah
Filed on January 18, 2021
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It is the longest suspended bridge in the Northern Emirates.

A new architectural landmark has been added to Ras Al Khaimah’s tourist attractions: The longest suspended bridge that connects the two buildings of the new Mövenpick Resort Al Marjan Island.

Arch. Abdulla Al Abdooli, Chairman of RAK AMI Hotel — which manages the new resort — said: “The suspended bridge is designed to be one of the iconic features of the Mövenpick Resort Al Marjan Island that will not only add to the aesthetics of the project but also create an inspiring architectural marvel ...

“We are progressing with the construction of the hotel as per schedule, with an international team of professionals on-site. The suspended bridge will be a value-add for the hotel and support the emirate’s tourism sector.”

About 36 metres long, the bridge will feature eight hotel rooms. The bridge is supported by four main trusses, each with a weight of 55 tonnes. Each truss is 4 metres high and installed at a height of 44.2 metres.

With intermediate beams and composite floor deck, the bridge structure was assembled at the ground floor in two pieces comprising two trusses each, and lifted in place using a 650-tonne crawler crane. The bridge is fabricated using 310 tonnes of structural steel. The project was completed in around 65 days by over 55 professionals.

The bridge will also offer vantage viewing points for Al Marjan Island and its picturesque settings.

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