Sheikh Jaber Bridge prepped to be open to the public

March 13, 2019

The Director of the Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Bridge Project Engineer Mai Al-Mis’id said the bridge will soon be opened for vehicular traffic.

She told the daily word is being awaited from the concerned authorities with regards to the opening of the bridge but expected it to happen between end of March or early April.

She added the project serves the residential areas of Jaber Al- Ahmad, Boubiyan, Al-Jahra and in the future the Silk City, which is to be established within the framework of the State Plan 2035.

Regarding fees, she said that it is left to legislators and related parties to whether to impose fees or not. The Ministry of Public Works is the implementing agency, which has no jurisdiction over fees, but there are others involved.

The islands are located strategically and said the main bridge sail is located under the sea aperture that allows ships to proceed to port Doha, whose width is 120 meters and a sea or maritime navigational space 23 meters from the highest sea level.

She revealed an initial feasibility study for investment opportunities in the islands on the project’s scale was underway, benefiting both the state and road users. The project was reported to be in the guarantee period and an operational contract and maintenance of the bridge would be signed in coordination with the relevant authorities.