FXFOWLE’s design for the Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Crossing is comprised of two bridges bisected by a designed artificial island. The west bridge spans 667 meters (2,188 feet) and rises 205 meters (673 feet) above sea level, making it the tallest spanning arch bridge in the world. The east bridge has a span of 560 meters (1,837 feet). Together, they are experienced as components of a single, continuously flowing form. FXFOWLE's vision for Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Crossing is based on an exploration of typology: connection. The goal was to elevate the notion of connectivity and address the following challenges: to create an icon for Dubai; to reinterpret the nature of long spans; to respond to the program; to establish a pedestrian-friendly gateway; and to design an integrated architectural and engineering solution. The Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Crossing will unite the areas of Jadaf on the Burj Dubai Side to the west of the creek to the developments of the Lagoons and Festival City to the east. The bridge will provide six lanes of traffic in each direction plus two lanes for the extension of the City’s Metro network (Green Line), as well as a sustainable transportation station, pedestrian walkways, and at its midpoint, an amphitheatre, a ferry terminal, and the The Ras Al Khor Nature Exhibition Center.