King Fahd Causeway

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
King Fahd Causeway
جسر الملك فهد
The King Fahd Causeway as seen from space
Official name King Fahd Causeway
Other name(s) Bahrain Bridge, Causeway
Carries Motor vehicles
Crosses Gulf of Bahrain
Locale  Bahrain,
 Saudi Arabia
Maintained by King Fahd Causeway Authority
Total length 25 km (16 mi)
Width 23 m (75 ft)
Opened 12 November 1986
Toll SAR 20 (Small Vehicles)
SAR 30 (Light Trucks & Small Bus)
SAR 50 (Large Buses)
SAR 3 per ton (Trucks)
Coordinates 26°10′57″N 50°20′09″E / 26.1825°N 50.33583°E / 26.1825; 50.33583Coordinates: 26°10′57″N 50°20′09″E / 26.1825°N 50.33583°E / 26.1825; 50.33583
View of the causeway, facing east.

The King Fahd Causeway is a causeway joining Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. The idea to make the causeway was to improve the links and bonds between Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.[1] Surveying began in 1968. Construction began in 1981. In 1986 it was opened to the public.

In 2008 there was an average of 48,600 passengers per day.[2]

References[change | change source]