King Fahd Causeway

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King Fahd Causeway
جسر الملك فهد
King Fahd causeway satellite.png
The King Fahd Causeway as seen from space
Coordinates 26°10′57″N 50°20′09″E / 26.1825°N 50.335833333333°E / 26.1825; 50.335833333333Coordinates: 26°10′57″N 50°20′09″E / 26.1825°N 50.335833333333°E / 26.1825; 50.335833333333
CarriesMotor vehicles
CrossesGulf of Bahrain
Locale Bahrain,
 Saudi Arabia
Official nameKing Fahd Causeway
Other name(s)Bahrain Bridge, Causeway
Maintained byKing Fahd Causeway Authority
Total length25 km (16 mi)
Width23 m (75 ft)
Opened12 November 1986
TollSAR 20 (Small Vehicles)
SAR 30 (Light Trucks & Small Bus)
SAR 50 (Large Buses)
SAR 3 per ton (Trucks)
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]

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