Fluor Corporation has been awarded a $185m contract with Qatar’s Public Works Authority (Ashghal) to provide program management and construction supervision services for the $5bn Sharq Crossing program – previously known as the Doha Bay Crossing program (http://www.constructionweekonline.com).
The Doha Bay Crossing Masterplan has been developed by Santiago Calatrava at the request of the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Urban Planning (MMUP) and features a unique combination of an efficient civil engineering solution and a highly iconic design. The Masterplan features a major traffic connection linking the Airport area with the West Bay Financial District and the Cultural City. Substituting of the tunnel system. The connection of the bridges to the previously proposed traffic system follows the same principle at all three locations – a short tunnel underpass runs below the coastal district allowing the bridges to emerges offshore before descending beneath the sea to connect back to the main road tunnel. In this way, each bridge reads as an individual sculptural piece with distinct character drawing on the constraints of the adjacent urban environment (http://www.calatrava.com).
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