Elan Group has announced that it has completed the installation of the main structure of its first pedestrian bridge in Qatar, strategically located on Al Matar Street, in less than one year after the site handover and ahead of schedule.
The main structure of the 63m bridge was installed in less than 12 hours, the Group said in a statement, adding that it was “close to completing delivery of the bridge ahead of schedule”.
The project is the fruit of a close collaboration between Elan Group, which developed, designed and financed the construction of the bridge, and the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME), Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC), Ministry of Interior and the Public Works Authority (Ashghal), the statement noted.
Elan Group stressed that the new pedestrian bridge would “enhance the safety and comfort of pedestrians in Qatar 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”.
Abdul Aziz Bin Nasser al-Khalifa, chairman of 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 bridge project in accordance with the plan agreed upon between Elan Group and the relevant government entities.”
Jaber Abdullah al-Ansari, CEO of Elan Group, added: “We have been successful in implementing the project in 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, a full one year ahead of schedule in the contract.”
Construction of the bridge was carried out in accordance with the latest global techniques adopted by Elan Group’s team. The main structure of the bridge was manufactured in a closed area (factory) so that the construction process did not interfere with traffic and affect people's interests and lives, the Group added.
The location of the bridge was carefully selected after a detailed study was conducted by the MME and MoTC. 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 bridge is equipped with elevators on both sides to serve the elderly and people with special needs.Last updated: March 13 2018 11:29 PM
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