United Development Company (UDC), a leading Qatari public shareholding company and the master developer of The Pearl-Qatar and Gewan Island, announced that Gewan Bridge’s construction, spanning The Pearl-Qatar’s main entrance Boulevard, has reached a significant milestone completion while adhering to the highest safety standards.
The first half of the bridge’s main span segments is now fully connected to its associated pylon, via a series of stay cables which are fully tested and further complemented by post-tensioning within each individual segment. The required concrete quantity will exceed 10,000 cbm while stay cable strands will reach up to 63 meters, and the length of the post tensioning tendons will be up to 3,000 meters.
UDC has equally ensured safety measures are strictly applied throughout Gewan Bridge construction works, marking almost 1 million manhours without lost-time injury. Vehicles can also drive safely under the bridge during the construction stage while complying with road guidance signs installed on The Pearl-Qatar’s main entrance Boulevard regarding speed limits and height restrictions, in addition to all other safety directives provided on site.
Construction of the second pylon is currently underway to complete bridge spans similarly to the first pylon, noting that both pylons’ foundations are under sea level. The bridge deck is scheduled to be completed by end of 2021.
Gewan Bridge is the first curved stay cable bridge in the State of Qatar and an architectural and engineering masterpiece featuring a state-of-the-art design with motifs, decorative lighting and rose gold finishes.
Recently, UDC has announced passing the halfway point in the development of Gewan Island with the completion of marine works and more than 50% of the building and landscape package. Other packages are also progressing as planned, with infrastructure works still ongoing and construction works on Gewan Island’s mosque launched.
Gewan Island, UDC’s latest real-estate project, spans an area of 400,000 sqm and offers a total of 657 residential units, including 586 apartments, 21 beachfront villas with private beach, 26 waterfront villas that are equipped with private pontoons for private boats, and 6 independent island mansions, in addition to 11,000 sqm of retail spaces and 15 multi-use buildings. It will also feature a golf course with the five-star ‘Corinthia Gewan Island Qatar’ hotel and connected beach club, an air conditioned outdoor ‘Crystal Walkway’ and seaside ‘Promenade’, parks and green areas in addition to various entertainment facilities, a clubhouse and a mosque.