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Friday, November 27, 2009

Jamarat Bridge - Mina - New 5 Layered

This bridge has been opened for the first time in 2009
Haj (Arafat day) observed on Thursday, November 26, 2009 AD
9 Zilhaj 1430 AH

Jamaraat Bridge in Makkah

Last Updated: Nov 10, 2009

Client|Saudi Government
Actual Value: 1.2bn USD
Jamaraat Bridge in Makkah
Jamaraat Bridge in Makkah
Contractors|Main Contractor: Saudi Binladin Group
Consultants|Main Consultant: Dar Al Handasah Consultants
Country|Saudi Arabia
Project Type|Others
Project Duration|From: Q1 2006 Actual
To: Q4 2009 Actual
Scope|The Jamaraat Bridge is a pedestrian bridge in Mina, Saudi Arabia near Mecca used by Muslims during the stoning of the devil ritual of the Hajj. The bridge was originally constructed in 1963, and has been expanded several times since then. The purpose of the bridge is to enable pilgrims to throw stones at the three jamrah pillars from either the ground level or from the bridge. The pillars extend up through three openings in the bridge. The new Jamrat Bridge is designed to hold 250,000 pilgrims an hour.
Schedule|Dar Al Handasah Consultants is the main consultant, while Saudi Binladin Group is the main contractor. Construction started early of 2006. In October 2009, 70 percent of the bridge is completed. The project will be fully operational during the Hajj season of 2009.
Remark|"Jamaraat" is the plural of Jamrah which is the Arabic term for each of the pillars involved in the stoning ritual. It literally means a small piece of stone or a pebble.

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