|Copyright: Alfredo Valiente (Penpen)
|Date Taken: 2005-11-05|
|Exposure: f/3.5, 1/500 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2007-10-15 9:47|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Perhaps the most spectacular road in the Saudi network is the King Fahd Causeway, which links Saudi Arabia to the island nation of Bahrain. It was built from 1981 to 1986 under the agreement between the governments of Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. It has four lanes with a total length of 25 kilometers. The project was financed by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The causeway consists of three parts, a combination of three bridges from Khobar to the artificial island on the Saudi Arabia - Bahrain border, including the longest bridge, at 5,194 meters (17,041 ft) long, a bridge from the artificial island to Umm al-Na'san island and another bridge from Umm al-Na'san island to the main island of Bahrain. Its five bridges rest on 536 concrete pylons, with seven embankments in the Gulf’s shallower water. One embankment is actually a sizable artificial island complete with customs and immigration facilities, a mosque and a restaurant. This is one of the embankment on the Saudi border.|
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- [2008-02-08 0:10]
Nice composition and information.