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Dubai to get world's biggest arch bridge

The biggest arch bridge in the world is set to be built in Dubai after the design won a major international competition for a sixth crossing over Dubai Creek.

The bridge will have a span of 1.7km and a rise of 205m, making it the largest and tallest spanning arch bridge in the world.

The structural engineering consultant is Schlaich Bergermann & Partners and the architect is Fxfowle. The crossing will have six traffic lanes in each direction plus two lanes for the extension of the City's Green Metro network.

At the bridge's midpoint will be an amphitheatre, ferry terminal and access to the nearby Zaha Hadid-designed Dubai Opera House.

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