King Fahd Causeway

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King Fahd Causeway

جسر الملك فهد
King Fahd causeway satellite.png
Satellite image of the King Fahd Causeway
Coordinates26°10′57″N 50°20′09″E / 26.18250°N 50.33583°E / 26.18250; 50.33583Coordinates: 26°10′57″N 50°20′09″E / 26.18250°N 50.33583°E / 26.18250; 50.33583
CarriesMotor vehicles
CrossesGulf of Bahrain
Locale Bahrain
 Saudi Arabia
Official nameKing Fahd Causeway
Other name(s)Bahrain Bridge
Named forFahd bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
Maintained byKing Fahd Causeway Authority
Websitewww.kfca.sa
Characteristics
Total length25 km (16 mi)
Width23 m (75 ft)
History
Constructed byBallast Nedam
Construction costUS$ 800 million
Opened26 November 1986; 34 years ago (1986-11-26)
Statistics
TollSAR 25, BHD 2.5 (Small Vehicles)
SAR 35, BHD 3.5 (Light Trucks & Small Bus)
SAR 50, BHD 5 (Large Buses)
SAR 5, BHD 0.500 per ton (Trucks)[1]
Location
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.[2] 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.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Toll on King Fahd Causeway to rise from Jan. 1". Arab News. 11 December 2015.
  2. "King Fahd Causeway Authority: History". Archived from the original on 2010-05-23. Retrieved 2012-05-17.
  3. "$5m expansion for King Fahd Causeway set". Archived from the original on 2010-07-08. Retrieved 2012-05-17.