Mohammed VI Bridge
Coordinates33°56′16″N 6°45′33″W / 33.93778°N 6.75917°W / 33.93778; -6.75917Coordinates: 33°56′16″N 6°45′33″W / 33.93778°N 6.75917°W / 33.93778; -6.75917
Carries6 lanes, pedestrians
CrossesBou Regreg
LocaleRabat, Morocco
Official nameMohammed VI Bridge
Characteristics
DesignCable-stayed bridge
MaterialConcrete
Total length950 m (3,120 ft)
Width30 m (98 ft)
Height200 m (660 ft)
Longest span376 m (1,234 ft)
Clearance below100 m (330 ft)
History
Construction start2011 (2011)
Construction end2016 (2017)
OpenedJuly 7, 2016 (2016-07-07)
Statistics
Daily traffic20,000
Location

The Mohammed VI Bridge (Arabic: جسر محمد السادس) is a cable-stayed bridge that spans the valley of the Bouregreg River near Rabat in Morocco. It is named after the current king of Morocco.

The bridge is characterised by its architecture comprising two 200-meters high arched towers, which symbolize the new doors to the cities of Rabat and Salé. The deck is supported by two sets of 20 pairs of parallel multi-strand stay cables.

The structure forms part of the new 41.5 km Rabat motorway bypass around the city of Rabat and will improve traffic congestion in Hay Riad, the capital's western residential suburb.[1]

See also

References

  1. ^ "MOROCCO - OPENING OF THE MOHAMMED VI BRIDGE". Freyssinet. Retrieved 2016-09-03.