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World’s fourth longest bridge opens to traffic

Kuwait causeway inauguration image

The world’s fourth longest bridge has officially opened to traffic.

Stretching 48.5km in total, the Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah Causeway in Kuwait is made up of two cable-stay sea bridges, the Subiyah Link (36.1km) and the Doha Link (12.4km).

Dar was lead consultant on the project working alongside Dar Group sister companies TY Lin International, Ross & Baruzzini and Currie & Brown.

The Causeway connects to the uninhabited border region of Subiyah, which will become the site of a major free-trade zone.

Land areas of 350,000m2 and 600,000m2 have been reclaimed at either end of the Causeway.

The Causeway carries dual carriageways, each with a total width of 17m and carrying three lanes of traffic, an emergency lane and a hard shoulder.

The main section reduces the journey time from Kuwait City to Subiyah from 70 minutes to 20 minutes. The subsidiary link to Doha (Kuwait) and the Kuwait Entertainment City reduces journey times from 30 minutes to 7 minutes.

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  • The designer of the Doha Link was Tony Gee and Partners and the contractor was GS Engineering & Construction of Korea.

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