Dubai Canal work enters final phase

Once finished, the canal will have five pedestrian bridges at different locations along the 3.2 kilometre stretch, including a bridge lined with kiosks and stalls on either side.

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Work linking the Dubai Creek with Business Bay and Dubai Water Canal is currently underway.Image Credit: Ahmed Ramzan/Gulf News

Dubai: Water has been released into Business Bay ahead of the Dubai Canal project completion and workers have begun installing a big pedestrian bridge near Al Safa bridge on Tuesday.

The flow of water into the Business Bay is an indication that work on Dubai Canal is nearing completion. The work is in the final stages now, with the canal expected to open next month.

Among the several things coming up along the canal is a huge arch being built between the bridges of Shaikh Zayed Road and Al Wasl Road, arousing the curiosity of passers-by on Tuesday.

A portion of the gigantic arch is already installed and workers are now busy fixing the remaining parts. Speculation was rife on Tuesday as to what the structure may be and some motorists passing by Al Safa bridge suggested it could be a giant installation towering over the canal. On Tuesday, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) declined to reveal any information about the mysterious object but a source said that the installation is part of a pedestrian bridge.

Once finished, the canal will have five pedestrian bridges at different locations along the 3.2 kilometre stretch, including a bridge lined with kiosks and stalls on either side. More info

By Shafaat Shahbandari, Staff Reporter  www.gulfnews.com

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