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T+L Design Awards 2012

T+L Design Awards: Sheikh Zayed Bridge

Best Bridge
Sheikh Zayed Bridge, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects

About a half-mile long, this bridge connects Abu Dhabi Island to the mainland. The shape is a sine wave, a series of undulating curves that soar almost 200 feet above the water. From the perspective of motorists on the structure’s eight-lane highway, the massive steel waves form a parade of spectacular monuments. From shore, the bridge looks like a futuristic roller coaster, all speed and drama.

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