The Sheikh Zayed Bridge project is part of a plan to connect Abu
Dhabi with highways and superhighways in the rest of the Arab
Construction of a 912m long bridge linking Abu Dhabi with the
mainland with a central span of 234m. The main bridge is a hybrid
structure consisting of central steel asymmetric arch ribs
supporting prestressed concrete box grinder decks.
At the two main channel piers, the decks are supported by
inclined prestressed concrete supports, rising vertically from the
pier pile caps.
In order to protect this highly important structure from the
effects of corrosion the client specified the use of a high
performance spray applied elastomeric waterproof system with proven
use within the Middle East.
The main contractor selected to use the pmb spray applied
polyurethane waterproofing system due to the extensive track record
of performance in use throughout the middle east which included the
approach bridges to Sheikh Zayed Bridge completed in 2005.