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Riyadh Metro, Line 3 – Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Technical details
ArRiyadh Development Authority (ADA)

Construction Completed: 2022

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Contractors: Salini Impregilo Group: Ansaldo STS, Bombardier Transportation Ltd, Impregilo S.p.A, Nesma & Partners, Larsen & Toubro Limited Prime Consultant: IDOM
SYSTRA IBT’s Role: Bridge Design Consultant


Total Length: 180 km (111.8 mi)
Elevated Viaduct: 26.4 km
(16.4 mi)

The Metro is mostly elevated along the western part of Al Madinah Al Munawwarah Road, then underground in bored and mined tunnels in the central section of the line and elevated again along Salah Al Din Al Ayoubi Road. The length of Riyadh Metro Line 3 is approximately 41.6 km (25.3 mi), and it features 20 stations.

The 26.4 km (16.4 mi) elevated viaduct consists of a three-cell precast segmental box girder with typical spans of 37 m (122 ft) and special continuous spans of 50 m (164 ft). Six long span structures with spans varying from 60 m to 95 m (197 ft to 312 ft) are required for the special crossings over existing interchanges. Typical and continuous spans are erected span-by-span with an overhead truss. Long spans are erected in balanced cantilever with cranes on the ground or lifting frames on the deck.

SYSTRA IBT was responsible for the design of the viaduct from the conceptual tender stage through the 100% detailed design stage. Along with the detailed design, SYSTRA IBT was in charge of the construction engineering and complete shop drawing production of the line, with site-based support staff assisting the contractor.

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