Sheikh Zayed Bridge

Photo credit: Zaha Hadid
One of the world’s most complex bridge projects


The Sheikh Zayed Bridge is an 842m long crossing linking the island city of Abu Dhabi and the mainland, providing a landmark structure at the entrance to Abu Dhabi; a remarkable combination of concrete pre-stressed boxes of 170m span, steel arches up to 60m high and cable-stayed supports, including six pre-stressed concrete highway bridges, embankments and related highway and utilities works. The bridge opened to traffic on 25 November 2010.

Rendel was involved in the project from its initial inception in the late 1990s. During this time, the company completed alternative design schemes, developed design concepts with world-renowned architect Zaha Hadid, and performed detailed design, tender document preparation and evaluation, and supervision of construction.