Sunday, November 22, 2015

Jeddah: Bridges and Tunnels

The face of Jeddah has been changing significantly over the past few years.  Many of Jeddah's major intersections have been replaced by tunnels and bridges in hopes of easing the horrific traffic congestion.  Jeddah's shape runs lengthwise from north to south and is a very narrow city from east to west.  At many busy intersections that formerly sported huge roundabouts which featured immense pieces of art, the artwork has been moved elsewhere. 


William Kendall said...

I like the works on the walls.

Jerry Mc Kenna said...

Have they done anything to improve drainage with these new bridges and tunnels?

Susie of Arabia said...

Hi Jerry - As far as I know, these tunnels flood every time it rains. The mayor of Jeddah announced maybe three years ago that all of the flooding problems had been addressed - the floods of 2009 & 2010 were real disasters. Yet any time it rains here, the is severe flooding. I really don't know what to say. That a city of this size is crippled with even just a little rain is extremely frustrating for the residents here.