Seven new footbridges provide safe passage for Abu Dhabi pedestrians

Seven new footbridges have opened across the emirate, offering a safe passageway for pedestrians.

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ABU DHABI // Seven new footbridges have opened across the emirate, offering a safe passageway for pedestrians.

The Abu Dhabi General Services Company (Musanada) announced the official openings on Saturday.

“Musanada is keen on upgrading infrastructure services in the city of Abu Dhabi through the implementation of an internationally unique model, which has been strategically studied by renowned companies to ensure the maximum safety and comfort for its users,” said Omar Matar Al Mansouri, Roads Department at Musanada acting director.

“All footbridges were equipped with elevators and efficient lights. We also improved the surrounding areas of these footbridges to ensure the users easy and safe access to the bridges and to encourage travel on foot.”

The project is part of efforts to provide the emirate with pedestrian passages that ensures public safety and reduces accidents.

The new footbridges are on Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum Street near the intersections with Delma Street and Mohammed bin Khalifa Street; on Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum Street near the intersection with Mohammed bin Khalifa Street and Shakhboot bin Sultan Street; on Sultan bin Zayed First Street near the intersection with Delma Street and Mohammed bin Khalifa Street; at Al Raha Mall; in the Mussaffah commercial area near the intersection with Street 8 and Street 17; in the Al Samha area near the petrol station; and near Dalma Mall.

The bridges include a ventilation system – some bridges have interior fans – and use energy-saving lighting.

The lifts can accommodate bicycles.

The height of the bridges was increased by 1.5 metres to 6.5 metres. The interior width and height of the footbridges is 3 metres, and they are built using strong shake-proof materials.

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