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 50.33583°E / 26.1825; 50.33583Coordinates: 26°10′57″N 50°20′09″E / 26.1825°N 50.33583°E / 26.1825; 50.33583
Carries Motor vehicles
Crosses Gulf of Bahrain
Locale  Bahrain,
 Saudi Arabia
Official name King Fahd Causeway
Other name(s) Bahrain Bridge, Causeway
Maintained by King Fahd Causeway Authority
Website www.kfca.com.sa
Characteristics
Total length 25 km (16 mi)
Width 23 m (75 ft)
History
Opened 12 November 1986
Statistics
Toll SAR 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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