Two bridges connecting Saudi Arabia with Bahrain and Qatar via Al Ahsa are expected to be built in the near future, local media have reported.
A proposed 40 kilometre-long bridge between Al Ahsa and Bahrain would be located around 100km away from the King Fahd Causeway and 380km from Riyadh, according to Arab News.
Meanwhile, another bridge linked Al Ahsa with Qatar would be 25km long and be around 70km away from the proposed Bahrain bridge and 425km away from Riyadh.
Adel bin Mohammad Al-Malham, secretary of Al Ahsa region, was quoted as saying the bridge plans have been set out in a working paper highlighting opportunities for increased transport collaboration between Saudi Arabia and the rest of the GCC.
Last year, Arabian Business reported that plans for a second causeway linking Bahrain with Saudi Arabia, in addition to the existing 25km King Fahd causeway, were under development, with a feasibility study said to have been completed last September
The second causeway would comprise a new road and rail link between the kingdom and Bahrain – and potentially connect to the proposed GCC rail network scheduled for completion in 2018, revealed Kamal Bin Ahmed, Bahrain’s minister of transportation and telecommunications. (Source)
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