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
CarriesMotor vehicles
CrossesGulf of Bahrain
Locale Bahrain,
 Saudi Arabia
Official nameKing Fahd Causeway
Other name(s)Bahrain Bridge, Causeway
Maintained byKing Fahd Causeway Authority
Websitewww.kfca.com.sa
Characteristics
Total length25 km (16 mi)
Width23 m (75 ft)
History
Opened12 November 1986
Statistics
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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