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Abdoun Bridge

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Crosses  Wadi Abdoun
Official name  Wadi Abdoun Bridge
Address  Amman, Jordan
Elevation  45 m
Total length  417 m
Bridge type  Cable-stayed bridge
Locale  Amman, Jordan
Maintained by  Amman
Clearance below  45 m
Height  71 m
Location  Amman
Abdoun Bridge
Carries  Two wide lanes of car traffic
Design  cable-stayed suspension
Similar  Jordan Gate Towers, King Abdullah I Mosque, King Hussein Mosque, Raghadan Flagpole, Roman theater

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Wadi Abdoun Bridge is a bridge in Amman, Jordan. The only cable-stayed bridge in the country, it crosses the Wadi Abdoun. The building of the bridge commenced on 14 December 2002 and it was opened on 14 December 2006 and the Contractor was M/s Larsen & Toubro Limited (India). It is part of Amman's Beltway project and links South Amman to the 4th Circle and Zahran Street.

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Design

The bridge has three Y-shaped towers to make two equal main spans of 134 meters in length. It is on an S-curve to aid in connecting to the adjoining roadways. This was built by an Indian company which incurred a loss of $10million at that time. Project was delayed by one year due to its technical complicacy and few incidents during construction.The stays form a harp arrangement. The structural designer, Dar Al-Handasah, won a commendation award in 2007 from the Institution of Structural Engineers for this bridge.

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