Saudi Arabia calls on Iran to urgently fulfill its nuclear commitments    Crown Prince meets with two Turkiye officials    Dr. Al-Sheikh: Saudi Arabia confronts terror and spreads moderation    Australia, Singapore Kick off Joint Military Drills    GEA, MBC announce 'Saudi Idol' talent show    Saudi Minister of Industry and Mineral Resources Meets with Number of Officials of US Companies    Quad Issues Joint Statement on Yemen    Education Minister Meets with the CEO of the MM Educational Group to Support English Language Teaching and Learning    "Impact of Vision 2030 Initiatives on Saudi Cities" Plenary Session Held within Activities of Projects of Distinguished Cities during Reign of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques    HRH Crown Prince Receives Spokesperson of Turkish Presidency, Turkish Minister of Treasury, Finance    Passengers are required to disclose if they are carrying SR60,000    Global Islamic Refugee Fund launched with an initial capital of $100 million    Saudi Arabia records 57 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death    Flood-ravaged Pakistan's leader appeals for urgent global support in UN address    With its credibility waning, UN has no choice but to take 'bold steps' to modernize, says Cyprus president    MOMRA signs agreement worth more than SR40 billion to develop infrastructure of 11 Saudi cities    Saudi National Day: How ads changed during recent years?    Total assets of banking sector amounted to SR3.5 trillion at end of Q2 of 2022: Al-Jadaan    Morocco King congratulates King Salman, Crown Prince on 92nd National Day    Federer bows out of tennis with final match    For the 5th Time, Flynas Wins SKYTRAX Award As the Best Low-Cost Airline in the Middle East    HRH Crown Prince Meets Number of US Officials    GCC Secretary General meets ASEAN Counterpart    Cancer-killing virus shows promise in patients    Saudi Arabia's Cultural Development Fund Concludes Participation in the "PRIORITY" Summit    Saudi Ambassador to USA at "PRIORITY" Summit: Saudi Arabia's Priority Is to Support Youth Empowerment According to Vision 2030    Tourism Development Fund is Strategic Partner for FII Institute    Culinary Arts Commission Registers 13 Foods on Slow Food List of Endangered Food    Australian Football League: Racism allegations prompt calls for inquiry    F1 returns to Jeddah in 2023 March    72% of Children Globally have been Victims of Cyber Threats    Australian football club hit by 'harrowing' racism, bullying claims    Popular Indian comedian Raju Srivastava dies aged 58    Saudi National Football Team Continues Preparations for Friendly Match against Ecuador    Patients can ask doctors to prescribe drugs with its scientific name, not its brand name    Saudi Futsal Team Beats San Marino, Wins Silver in Croatian International Championship    During 2nd Global AI Summit.. AI-powered Early Breast Cancer Detection Program Launched    Triple talaq: India Muslim women in limbo after instant divorce ruling    Film Commission Reviews Film Industry Prospects in Saudi Arabia at Venice International Film Festival    Saudi national volleyball team loses to Kyrgyzstan in Asian Challenge Cup final    Saudi national volleyball team beats Uzbekistan, qualifies for the final of the Asian Challenge Cup    Ka'aba door bears witness to Saudi rulers' care for the House of God Kaaba' door, repentance' door contain more than 280 KG of pure gold    How Aamir Khan adapted Forrest Gump to Bollywood Laal Singh Chaddha    Slaughterhouses of MEWA received more than 600,000 sacrifices in 3 days of Eid    Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Delivers Speech to Pilgrims, Citizens, Residents and Muslims around the World    Sheikh Al-Issa in Arafah's Sermon: Allaah Blessed You by Making It Easy for You to Carry out This Obligation. Thus, Ensure Following the Guidance of Your Prophet    Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques addresses citizens and all Muslims on the occasion of the Holy month of Ramadan    Pilgrims Perform Dhuhr and Asr Prayers at Arafat Holy Site    

Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.

TRSDC completes construction of Shurayrah, longest water bridge in Saudi Arabia
Published in The Saudi Gazette on 07 - 08 - 2022

JEDDAH — The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC) announced that it has completed construction of Shurayrah Bridge, the longest water bridge in Saudi Arabia.
The company said that it has celebrated the installation of the last concrete block, weighing 400 tons, in the construction of the bridge that is an essential part of the infrastructure of the first phase of the Red Sea Destination Project, which is expected to be completed by the end of the year 2023.
The 1.2km iconic bridge is part of the 3.3km crossing from the mainland to the project's main hub island Shurayrah. The bridge will stretch a total of 1.2km across the Red Sea, with two small 36m sections at each end of the crossing to allow for movement of marine mammals.
According to an official source at TRSDC, the bridge was designed "in accordance with the highest standards of environmental commitment and sustainability, to be an architectural icon while protecting and preserving the environment during the construction and operation of the bridge."
The source noted that the construction of the bridge's basic structure has been completed and work is now underway on asphalting the bridge, Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper reported.
The source said that the first phase of the Red Sea Destination Project marked an important development with the completion of more than 50 percent of its work, in addition to the full operation of many major assets, including a 4-star hotel run by TRSDC, and the company's offices at the Destination site, as well as the largest nursery in the Middle East. The work is progressing well so as to receive guests by the end of this year, when the Destination's first hotels will open.
The Shurayrah Bridge is one of the longest water bridges in Saudi Arabia, with a length of 3300 meters and a width of 28 meters. It contains two lanes for the passage of smart cars to and from the island and lanes for pedestrians and bicycles. The bridge represents the lifeline of the island as it is the main access point for Shurayrah Island, and connects the island with the mainland.
The Shurayrah Bridge consists of more than 600 pre-cast concrete blocks, and their weights range from 80 to 400 tons. Its design and construction methods met TRSDC's strict criteria for sustainable development. Sustainable measures include strict controls on the prevention of any sediment movement from piling activities with multiple monitoring buoys strategically sited to alert any breakthrough from surface booms. A precast yard for bridge sections was established near the coast to minimize travel distances with concrete sourced from on-site batching plants.
The ARCHIRODON group, the world leader in infrastructure projects and marine works, was keen to achieve sustainability in the process of constructing the longest water bridge in Saudi Arabia, by implementing studies to assess the environmental impact of the bridge to ensure that the marine environment is preserved. More than 90 percent of the concrete used was environmentally friendly, precast, instead of conventional concrete to ensure that no leaks or environmental problems occurred at the bridge site.
The source stressed that the construction operations were taken into account the preservation of the local plants present at the bridge site, such as mangroves, which have been relied upon as part of the aesthetic aspect of the bridge design, and which TRSDC seeks to enhance and preserve.
Shurayrah Island is one of the 22 islands in an archipelago of more than 90 selected for development. The spectacular Coral Bloom design concept for Shurayrah was created by renowned British architects Foster + Partners.
It is heavily influenced by the island's natural landscape, with hotels that are nestled amongst the dunes and bio-diversity taking center stage throughout.
The Red Sea Project is a luxury tourism destination that will set new standards sustainable development and position Saudi Arabia on the global tourism map. The project will be developed over 28,000 sq. km of pristine lands and waters along Saudi Arabia's west coast and includes a vast archipelago of more than 90 islands.
It has already passed numerous significant milestones and work is on track to welcome the first guests by the end of 2022, when the international airport and the first hotels will open. All 16 hotels planned in Phase 1 will be opening by the end of 2023.
Upon completion in 2030, The Red Sea Project will comprise 50 hotels, offering up to 8,000 hotel rooms and around 1,300 residential properties across 22 islands and six inland sites. The destination will also include a luxury marina, entertainment and leisure facilities.

Clic here to read the story from its source.