God’s magic can be witnessed in places like Switzerland, New Zealand and more. Similarly, manmade magic can be witnessed only and only in Dubai. Whether it’s the world’s tallest hotel or the amazing Dubai Expo2020 lake, Dubai never ceases to impress. Now the Dubai Creek Footbridge is set to be the latest cynosure of the dazzling city right beside the world’s tallest structure. Visuals have been released, for a two storey bridge that will be built beside Santiago Calatrava’s Dubai Creek Tower in the UAE. The force behind this is IJP Architects and structural engineer AKT II. The two levels of the Dubai Creek Footbridge have been meticulously designed; the lower level is designated for pedestrians and provides shade from the sun, while the upper deck will be principally used as a route for golf carts and cyclists. The structure is intended to be as slender and light as possible; a 145-meter-span over the man-made canal in Dubai Creek Harbour.
To ensure a slender aesthetic, the bridge will have a truss arch structure, composed of a web of high-strength steel, in which all its horizontal forces are contained within the arch itself. Rumor has it; this structure may well outdo the Burj Khalifa with motley of impressive features like rotating balconies, vertiginous observation decks, and elevated gardens.