Feasibility studies are now underway for the construction of the Obhur Suspension Bridge in Jeddah, a report said.
“The Obhur Suspension Bridge project is one of the most important projects in Jeddah’s public transport system and it will connect north and south Obhur, passing over Sharm Obhur with a length of 350 m and width of 74 m. It includes 8 two-way car lanes with a capacity to pass 6,000 vehicles per hour. This will be one of the widest concrete suspension bridges in the world," Dr Osama Abdu, chairman of Jeddah Metro Company, was quoted as saying by Saudi Gazette.
He said feasiblity studies on implementing a sea taxi service in Jeddah will also be conducted soon. A contract for the study will be signed in the near future, he said.
The sea taxi is among the three major projects in the pipeline and that also include Obhur Suspension Bridge and the Corniche Tram.