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The great lengths of The Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah Causeway

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The Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah Causeway is featured on the cover of the latest issue of Bridge Design & Engineering. As part of the world’s longest maritime causeway, the link is expected to spark commercial development in the region when it opens later in the year.

Spanning the width of the Kuwait Bay, The Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah Causeway will be an astounding 36 kilometers long when finished. Connected with the Doha Link, the causeway will be the biggest maritime causeway project in the world with a combined 48 kilometers.

Together with COWI, DISSING+WEITLING developed the overall design concept and tender design for the project, which is a combination of low-level bridges, embankments and transition islands.

Also named The Subiya Bridge, the link connects Kuwait City with Subiya and the Doha Port area of Kuwait. Construction of the project is well underway for its 2018 opening, where it will create an important shortcut between Kuwait City and the Subiya area.

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