Ras Al Khaimah has achieved another architectural landmark that will add to its tourist attractions.
The longest suspended bridge in the Northern Emirates has been installed in the emirate. It connects the two buildings of the new Mövenpick Resort Al Marjan Island.
At 36 metres long, the bridge will feature eight hotel rooms and it will also offer vantage viewing points, opening to spectacular views of Al Marjan Island.
The bridge is supported by four main trusses, each weighing 55 tonnes. Each truss is 4 metres high and installed at a height of 44.2 metres.
With intermediate beams and composite floor deck, the bridge structure was assembled at the ground floor in two pieces comprising two trusses each, and lifted in place using a 650-tonne crawler crane.
The bridge is fabricated using 310 tonnes of structural steel. From design to installation, the bridge project was completed in around 65 days by over 55 professionals and skilled workers.
Its installation process was completed following all safety procedures, including traffic management, to ensure the safety of the public and staff. All COVID-19 precautionary measures were followed during the construction and installation process.
The suspended bridge is one of the stand-out features of the Mövenpick Resort Al Marjan Island, which is being developed at a cost of AED 543 million. The hotel will be delivered as planned by September 2021.