Dubai Water Canal – the Bridge of Tolerance (Pedestrian Bridge 2)

Dubai, UAE

The second of three pedestrian bridges – the Dubai Water Canal Bridge – is the first true suspension bridge in the Middle East. The arch stands 55 meters high at it’s tallest point and its steel cables suspend the entire 210 meter long meandering footbridge, which is 6 meters wide and allows for cycling as well as pedestrians. The bridge is suspended 8.5 meters above the water which allows for complete navigational clearance beneath it along the canal.

 

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, issued instructions to name the most beautiful pedestrian bridge over the Dubai Water Canal as the Bridge of Tolerance. “Bridges connect people, cultures and hearts”

 

 

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