Dubai to build the world’s largest arch bridge

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By 2012, the sixth crossing along the Dubai creek will be tallest and longest arch bridge in the world. It will be over 1.5km long and 205m high, have 12 lanes of traffic, cost 817 US$1 million and carry more than 2,000 vehicles per hour in each direction. According to Sudhir Jambhekar, Senior Partner at New York architecture firm FXFOWLE International, ‘the bridge’s design was inspired by multiple sources, each evoking similar imagery – the rhythmic grace of Dubai Creek’s current, the elegant splendor of the sand dunes adjacent to the City, the lighting patterns of the lunar cycle and the design of the future Opera House.’ Fantastic, Dubai could do with a bit more construction work right now.

[via io9 and World Architecture News]

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