2006: The Opening of Jordan’s Only Cable-Stayed Bridge

December 14, 2006

A bridge in Amman, the capital and largest city of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, made its formal debut. This 1,368-foot (417-meter)-long structure, which is the only cable-stayed bridge in Jordan, crosses Wadi Aboun — a stream bed with a small artery road running through it — and serves as a link between the Amman neighborhoods of Jabal Amman and Abdoun. Jordan’s King Abullah II officiated at the inauguration of the bridge.

Construction on Wadi Abdoun Bridge began exactly four years before it was opened to motor vehicle traffic.  This bridge was designed by Seshadri Srinivasan of Dar Al-Handasah Consultants.

Photo Credit: I, Producer (licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en)

For more information on Wadi Abdoun Bridge, please check out https://structurae.net/en/structures/wadi-abdoun-bridge

A video of motor vehicles traveling across the bridge is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sAUdCJtLjU

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