Jaber Al Sabah Causeway
Connecting Kuwait City and the future ‘Silk City’
The Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Al Sabah causeway project is one of the largest transport infrastructure projects in Kuwait. Dissing+Weitling's iconic bridge design plays a central role in the grand mobility project.
- Kuwait Bay, Kuwait
- Road Bridges and Tunnels
- 2002 - 2019
- Kuwait Ministry of Public Works
- COWI / Hyundai Engineering / Combined Group Contracting
- 3.6 km
Undertaken by the Kuwait Ministry of Public Works, the $3 billion project includes a 35-kilometer-long link across Kuwait Bay; a 15-kilometer-long road and bridge connecting the inner Kuwait City Entertainment City to the Shuwaikh Interchange; and a combination of low-level bridges, embankments and transition islands. The route will integrate the northern parts of the country with the densely populated central and southern regions.
It will also improve safety, reduce traffic congestion on nearby roads, and cut down travel time between Kuwait City and the future ‘Silk City’ Subiyah New Town from over 70 minutes to less than 20.
A strong element of the causeway is the main cable-stayed bridge, designed by Dissing+Weitling's bridge team. The initial design was carried through the project phases - featuring a 200-meter span and an arch pylon, rising as a landmark in the middle of the vital navigation route through Kuwait Bay.
COWI carried out the preliminary engineering analysis and hired Dissing+Weitling to assist in the development of the overall design concept and tender design for the project.