Urban design and landscape architecture company InSite, a division of KEO International Consultants, has announced the completion of its role in the delivery of the Bluewaters Pedestrian Bridge, which is part of the Bluewaters Island development by MERAAS.
KEO was the engineer of record and its scope of work included such as performing a third party check for the bridge design, designing MEP electrical and drainage systems as well as designing landscaping and maritime signage for the project
KEO and InSite worked closely with Besix to deliver the 77m span box-girder bridge project.
The bridge connects two Meraas destinations: The Beach, located opposite JBR, and the Bluewaters island, which will be home to the world’s tallest and largest observation wheel, Ain Dubai.
Chris Fannin, managing director of InSite said, “KEO and InSite are proud be involved as part of the design team for this exciting structure. This remarkable project is a culmination of great team effort and collaboration with GRID-Portugal and Besix Group. At InSite we are committed to offering our clients unparalleled urban design, master planning and landscape architecture services and contributing to transformational projects in the region such as the Bluewaters.”
The Bluewaters Pedestrian Bridge will have a total length of 265m. It has been provided with two palm tree-shaded ‘seating nooks’ which have Iroko clad built-in seats.
The two platforms offer views through the glass balustrade to Ain Dubai, The Beach and JBR.
A press release stated, “From a distance, the palm trees planted on this light weight structure appear to levitate, like green islands above the channel, creating an inviting route and a fitting gateway for pedestrians walking to Bluewaters.”