13 Mar 2018 - 18:13
Pedestrian bridge in busy Al Matar Street near completion
Doha:: The installation of the main structure of pedestrian bridge in Al Matar Street is completed in less than one year after site handover and ahead of schedule.
The new pedestrian bridge will enhance the safety and the comfort of pedestrians, by providing a safe crossing on the busy street, and offering convenient services such as mini-shops, ATMs, vending machines, bicycle tracks and advertising spaces.
The main structure of the 63-meter bridge was installed in less than 12 hours at Al Matar Street by Elan Group. The official opening of the bridge will be at the end April.
The bridge is the fruit of collaboration between Elan Group who developed, designed, and financed the construction of the bridge, and Ministry of Municipality and Environment, Ministry of Transport and Communications, Ministry of Interior and Public Works Authority (Ashghal).
The construction of this bridge was carried out as per the latest global construction techniques. The main structure of the bridge was manufactured at a closed area (factory) so that the construction process does not interfere with traffic and affect people's interests and lives.
Commenting on the bridge, Abdul Aziz Bin Nasser Al Khalifa, Chairman of the Elan Group, said: "Elan is adopting a well thought-out approach to beautify cities and provide services that facilitate the lives of citizens and residents on a daily basis. The installation of the first pedestrian bridge is an achievement at the state’s level. It also reflects our commitment to deliver the pedestrian bridges’ project in accordance with the plan agreed between Elan Group and the relevant Governmental Entities. "
Jaber Abdullah Al Ansari, Chief Executive Officer of Elan Group, said: "We are proud to announce that the installation of our first pedestrian bridge at Al Matar Street was completed. We were successful to implement the project at a record time to provide convenient services to citizens and residents as soon as possible. We are looking forward to the official opening of this bridge at the end of April 2018, a full one year ahead of schedule in the contract."
The location of the bridge was carefully selected after a detailed study was conducted by the Ministry of Municipality and Environment and the Ministry of Transportation and Communications. The study was based on traffic density in the area, number of accidents and population density, as well as the distance to the nearest pedestrian crossing and public transportation site. The 63-meter-long bridge is equipped with elevators on both sides to serve the elderly and people with special needs.