The project is one of the largest infrastructure schemes in the emirate. It 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; a road between the bridge and the existing Mina road on Abu Dhabi island; and two 200-metre ramps leading onto Saadiyat island.

The works are expected to take about 36 months to complete. US-based Parsons International is the consultant (MEED 12:5:06).