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Bahrain-Qatar causeway redesigned again

Mooted 40km link between two Gulf state will cost $2.9bn and be complete for 2022 World Cup

Bahrain-Qatar causeway redesigned again
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A proposed causeway linking Qatar and Bahrain has been redesigned for the third time in the 12 years since the project was first mooted, it has been reported.

The revised project has an estimated cost of $2.9bn and is likely to have four vehicle lanes and two railway tracks, according to Gulf Daily News.

The 40km bridge was first announced in 2001 and was supposed to open to traffic this year, but has faced numerous delays, with the last mentioned opening date in 2015.

The causeway is now expected to be ready only shortly before the 2022 FIFA World Cup, which will be hosted in Qatar, as the decision to start building must be approved by governments in both Qatar and Bahrain.

When complete, travel times before Qatar and Bahrain will be reduced to approximately 30 minutes.

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Anon 7 years ago

That puts the Bahraini Shia right on Qatar's door. There might be some retribution down that bridge given that Qatar is foolishly financing the ruin of Syria.

C. Lee 7 years ago

They will cross that bridge........after they construct it.

Telcoguy 7 years ago

@CLee, and they will start building it right after they are done with the DOha airport.