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king Fahd’s bridge

The King Fahd Bridge is the land link between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Kingdom of Bahrain, which are located in the southwest of the Asian continent, and it is a bridge over the waters of the Arabian Gulf, and its length reaches 25 km, and its width reaches 23.2 km, and it links between the Al-Aziziya area south of the city of Khobar, east The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the Al-Jasra region, to the west of the city of Manama, the Bahraini capital, has been linked to the internal roads of these cities. , And prepares him A bridge built the longest bridges in the Middle East and the most expensive.

The date of the opening of the King Fahd Bridge

The idea of ​​establishing this bridge dates back to 1965 AD, when King Faisal bin Abdulaziz, King of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at that time visited the eastern region of Saudi Arabia and met with the Prime Minister of Bahrain Sheikh Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, and the emergence of a desire on both sides to establish a bridge linking the two countries to strengthen Relationships and bonds of love between them. The agreement to establish this bridge was signed on the date of the eighth of July of the year 1981 AD, and in the month of September of the same year the actual implementation of work started by the Dutch company Nedam Plast, so that this bridge will be officially opened after that on Wednesday, the sixth Twenty of November 1986, corresponding to the twenty-fourth of Rabi ‘al-Awwal, 1407 AH, in the presence of King Fahd bin Abdulaziz, King of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at that time, and Sheikh Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Emir of the State of Bahrain.

Design of King Fahd Bridge

Thousands of tons of reinforced iron and cement were used in the construction of the bridge, and thousands of cubic meters of concrete, sand, and rocks. The bridge consists of five bridges over the deep waters, and seven over the shallow waters that are based on reinforced concrete columns planted in the depths of the Gulf, and separated by a distance of fifty meters The number is 536 columns, and it rises five meters above the water surface in some areas, while fifteen meters in other areas rises. The bridge includes a dual two-way road with a width of each direction of 11.6 m, and an industrial central island was created in the middle of the bridge with an area of ​​six Square kilometers on the one side Bahraini, and other similar ones in the area on the Saudi side, and this island includes customs headquarters, passports, border forces and other border facilities for countries, and many tourist and leisure attractions such as restaurants inside the towers on each side, car rental shops, banks, parks, Mosques, travel agencies and telecommunications companies.

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