Al Graia’at Bridge

Al Graia’at Bridge is a new highway crossing of the Tigris River in northern Baghdad, spanning the river and an uninhabited river island. The project also includes a development masterplan for the island and provision of a new visitor centre for the bridge. BEaM provided architectural services for alternate tender designs including an asymmetrical self-anchored suspension bridge. The design features a 98m tall single pylon founded on the island as a focal point of the wider masterplan. A 400m main span crosses the primary river channel with the deck suspended centrally from twin overhead catenaries. The back span over the secondary channel with the catenaries split to support the deck at the edges.