The UAE recently announced a major traffic update. Abu Dhabi Police have let motorists know that the Musaffah Bridge, which has been shut down for security purposes, has reopened.
The police used their Twitter account to inform the public about the same. An official tweet from the Abu Dhabi police told drivers that traffic in both directions has resumed on the Musaffah bridge.
More About The Shut-Down And Reopening Of The Bridge:
The Abu Dhabi Police had earlier declared that they, along with some of their partners, would conduct a security exercise on the Musaffah bridge. This inconvenience was, however, just for Friday, June 25, 2021, from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. The purpose behind carrying out this security activity about which the Abu Dhabi police had notified motorists was to look into the vigilance and improve efficiency.
The Abu Dhabi police notice said the following: In cooperation with its partners, is carrying out a security exercise near Musaffah Bridge on Friday, June 25, 2021; to test preparedness and enhance efficiency. The bridge will be closed from 7 am to 9 am.
For the purpose of the safety of motorists, the police made some suggestions. All the concerned members of the public were asked by the police to travel using different roads. They were also requested to hold back from recording anything on video. In general, all motorists were asked to steer clear of the exercise site.
More About The Musaffah Bridge:
The Abu Dhabi bridge is set in one of the most crucial industrial areas in the UAE. This is because it houses several factories and a port, leading to it being considered a special economic zone (SEZ).
The bridge was built towards the end of the 1970s but it only opened for passage in 1977. It is 1 of the 3 strategic bridges in Abu Dhabi. It is made up of 10 lanes, with 5 on either side to ensure more efficient management of traffic. Initially, it was a 6-lane bridge with concrete roads and nine pairs of Y-shaped concrete piers. It is only 27.6 km away from the closest airport and it is right next to the Shangri-La hotel.