New bridge to connect S. Arabia, Bahrain

The new bridge will connect northern Bahrain with eastern Saudi Arabia.

New bridge to connect S. Arabia, Bahrain

World Bulletin / News Desk

A new bridge will be constructed with the aim of connecting northern Bahrain with eastern Saudi Arabia, local Bahraini media has reported.

During a meeting late on Friday, Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdelaziz and Bahrain's King Hamad bin Essa agreed on constructing the new bridge with the aim of bolstering economic cooperation between their two countries, the official Bahraini news agency said Saturday.

It added that the new bridge would be called after the King of Bahrain.

The agency did not, however, mention further details about the duration of the construction of the bridge or its construction cost.

It would be the second bridge to connect the two Gulf states. The first bridge, which is called after Saudi Arabia's late king Fahd bin Abdelaziz, is 25 kilometers long and 23 meters wide. It was opened in November 1986.

The King of Bahrain started a visit to Saudi Arabia late on Friday, his second to the neighboring country in less than five months.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 06 Eylül 2014, 17:01