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10/13/09

Tehran's Longest Metallic Overpass Opens

Report by Tehran Municipality; Photos by Hossein Golia, Mehr News Agency

Roshandelan overpass, which is one of the most important urban projects of Tehran and will facilitate motor traffic along Enqelab Avenue as well as Roshandelan Street, Pich Shemiran intersection and Bahar Avenue was inaugurated on Saturday, October 10 in a ceremony attended by Tehran Mayor, Dr. Mohammad Bagher Qalibaf.


Tehran Mayor, Mohammad Bagher Qalibaf (right)

The mayor told the audience in the inaugural ceremony that city managers are doing their best to promote quality of life in the capital city. He added that due to economic recession, it is difficult to manage a big city like Tehran, but promised the citizens that all projects will be carried out in a correct manner.

Tehran mayor further noted that the overpass was first supposed to cover Enqelab Avenue and Roshandelan Street, but the final decision was that the overpass should cross three important intersections along Enqelab Avenue and a special lane for BRT buses has been built along the overpass.

Based on the studies, construction of the bridge was started over an area of 900 square meters with variable width between 16 m and 26 m and a minimum height of about 5.5 meters. It has six lanes and the middle two lanes have been dedicated to rapid buses with four northern and southern lanes for other vehicles.

Although at first the overpass was supposed to be 8.3 m in width and 350 m in length to be used solely by BRT buses, but it was later decided that the width should increase to 16 m and the overpass be used both by BRT buses and other vehicles. 


 

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