A steel arch bridge in Ras Al Khaimah has set a Guinness World Record as the world’s longest steel bridge span with a length of 32.37 metres.
The former record registered was 26 metres in Poland was beaten by the bridge in the Shamal.
Abdullah bin Mohammed Balheif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Infrastructure Development, received a certificate from the representative of the Guinness World Records during the ceremony organised by the ministry at the bridge site.
The bridge has a capacity of 2,000 vehicles per hour and a life expectancy of up to 104 years, without the need for maintenance.
Al Nuaimi stressed that the ministry is keen to complete the infrastructure projects in an innovative way to serve the sustainability of projects and their compliance with the environmental standards.
He added that the steel bridge project is part of the second phase of the Emirates Road.
The arched steel structures are corrugated iron sheets that are executed after the design, according to the project requirements. The sheets are then manufactured, coated and plated in the factory. The plates and accessories are transported in containers.
This edited article first appeared in Arabian Business.