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The Dubai Water Canal is one of the ideas of his highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum to add a unique tourist and commercial showpiece offering a new style of living in Dubai city. His Highness is always keen to roll out creative and cracking visionary ideas that define new concepts for peoples’ happiness and welfare.
The project consists of a 3.2 km-long tourist landmark development across the Business Bay to Safa Park, Al Wasl Road, Jumeirah 2, Jumeirah Road and opens out into the Arabian Gulf. Package R999/1 – Elevating Sheikh Zayed Road involving the construction of the bridge crossing the proposed canal along Sheikh Zayed Road, modifications to IC-2, and the diversion of all required services under the canal.
mageba designed and supplied 120 pcs of RESTON-POT bearings in accordance with AASHTO and with the use of advanced sliding material.
Weathering steel S355J0W (equivalent to ASTM A588) was used for all main components and guides were fully machined from a monolithic steel plate.
The maximal vertical load capacity of the largest bearing is 27'000 kN (ULS).
Some of the bearings were tested in accordance with AASHTO in Italy and the testing was performed by Politechnico Di Milano. There was proof load test, combined vertical & horizontal load test and test for coefficient of friction. All bearings passed the tests successfully.
120 RESTON-POT bearings
AASHTO design, maximum vertical load 27,000 kN
Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) Dubai
GUNAL Construction Trading & Industry CO