The decision follows fresh interest from local and international contractors in the project after the official launch of the AED 100,000 million ($27,200 million) Saadiyat island in late April. The bridge is expected to go for tender in July.

The project entails the construction of a 1,455-metre-long segmental box girder bridge, with five carriageways running in each direction for road traffic and two central lanes reserved for a provisional rail link, and a road between the bridge and the existing Mina road on Abu Dhabi island. US-based Parsons International is the consultant (MEED 12:5:06).