One of the longest water bridges in Saudi Arabia, the Shurayrah Bridge, has been completed by The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC). The company announced that it has celebrated the installation of the final 400-ton concrete block in the bridge’s construction, which is a crucial component of the first phase’s infrastructure for the Red Sea Project. The first phase of development is actively taking place, and it is on schedule to be finished by the end of 2023.
The 3.3km crossing from the mainland to Shurayrah, the main hub island of the Red Sea project, encompasses the 1.2km iconic bridge, which will span the Red Sea and include two short 36-meter sections at either end to facilitate the migration of marine mammals.
More than 600 pre-cast concrete blocks, with loads ranging from 80 to 400 tonnes, make up the Shurayrah Bridge
More than 600 pre-cast concrete blocks, with loads ranging from 80 to 400 tonnes, make up the Shurayrah Bridge. Its design and construction practices met the exacting standards set by TRSDC for sustainable expansion. Stringent controls are used to prevent any silt movement from piling activities, and various monitoring floats are carefully positioned to stop any surface boom advance. To shorten travel times, a precast yard for bridge sections was built close to the coast using concrete from nearby batching factories.
The Shurayrah Bridge will develop into one of the primary entry points for visitors to the island
The Shurayrah Bridge will develop into one of the primary entry points for visitors to the island, according to John Pagano, CEO of TRSDC, and its completion will represent a significant milestone in the growth of the destination. Pagano continued by saying that the construction of the bridge is genuinely historic since not only will it be the first means of access to the islands, but it also defines the company’s capacity to carry out huge engineering feats while preserving and enhancing the natural habitat.