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Sheikh Zayed Bridgein Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Construction of immense complexity and incredibility in the history of bridge engineering is truly deserves to be awarded the most significant prize in architecture sphere.
Sheikh Zayed Bridge, Abu Dhabi
Sheikh Zayed Bridge connects the mainland of the Emirates with Abu Dhabi. This incredible construction built according to the project of architect Zaha Hadid was awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize - the most significant award in the field of architecture. The fact that the construction is named after the ruler of the Emirates is another acknowledgment of the bridge value.

Sheikh Zayed bridge, Abu Dhabi
Photo: Sheikh Zayed bridge, © milimet design

The bridge is 842 meters long, it has two four-lane roads at the height of 20 meters above the water level; each of them is attached to the peculiar sine-waves and its shape resembles sand dunes. At night when the bridge highlighting is on the construction is even more spectacular.

Sheikh Zayed Bridge, Abu Dhabi
Photo: Sheikh Zayed Bridge, © Adrian Hickey

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#19Drive over Sheikh Zayed Bridge in Abu DhabiDrive over Sheikh Zayed Bridgeoddviser

This bridge is an architectural masterpiece, for which designers were awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize.

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#2Liwa oasis in Abu DhabiLiwa oasis

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#3Yas Island in Abu DhabiYas Island

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