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Bahrain: King Fahad Causeway marks 35 years

King Fahad Causeway, a series of bridges and causeways that link the island of Bahrain and the Saudi mainland, today celebrates 35 years of operations.

The impressively-engineered causeway, Bahrain’s only terrestrial link with another country, is named after the former Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Fahad bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. Work on the 25-kilometre long and 23.3 meters wide causeway was launched in 1981 following studies about numerous geographic and technical details, environmental factors and maritime currents.

It was opened to the public on November 26, 1986, during a grand ceremony attended by the Late King Fahad and HH the Late Shaikh Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa.


Bahrain News Agency
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