Samawah Bridges and Road Construction
The Ministry of Construction Housing-State Commission for Roads and Bridges of the Republic Iraq applied for and received a Loan from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for the purpose of designing and constructing the Samawah Bridges and Road Construction Projects.
DAAR Engineering, acting in a joint venture with Burj Al Emaar G.C. of Al Muthanna, is responsible for design and construction oversight of three bridges; Samawah North Bridge, Mahdi Bridge and Hilal Bridge. The main structural concept is to focus on the use of the Precast Concrete panel with pre-stressed beam and column. The design approach is to emphasize on the practicality and the functionality of the bridges blended with modern architecture elements without disturbing the integrity of the bridge structure. The Mahdi and Hilal bridges are the focal points and landmarks for the surrounding area so their design reflects this status. These bridges will be designed to give a significant impact not just to the local architecture but to the society as they redevelop the nation. At this time, the existing site does not contain any bridges despite the need to connect the two areas.