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Central piers installed on Zayed Bridge

One of the Middle East’s largest construction projects moved to a new phase this week with the installation of the central piers on the Sheikh Zayed Bridge in Abu Dhabi.

These large cellular pre-stressed concrete structures are created with complex geometry, to give the flowing shape in architect Zaha Hadid’s and consultant HPR’s design.

It is expected to have a working life of 120 years by using specific materials that incorporate corrosion inhabitors and the inclusion of a dehumidification system in the bridge’s arches to keep air dry and prevent internal corrosion.

The 850m long bridge is expected to be completed by the end of 2009.

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