Abdoun Bridge

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Abdoun Bridge featuring night scenes, a city and a bridge

Admire the views and take in the architecture when you use this modern crossing to travel between the two parts of the Jordanian capital.

The modern Abdoun Bridge is a fascinating feature in the dynamic urban landscape of the ancient Jordanian capital. Despite its relatively short history, the bridge has already become a local icon because of its striking design.

Use the bridge to cross Wadi Abdoun, a small ravine that splits the city in two. On one side lies Jabal Amman and on the other lies Abdoun. Thanks to the slight “S” shape of the bridge, you’ll be rewarded with shifting views of the wadi and the surrounding cityscape as you drive along.

Completed in 2006, the Abdoun Bridge is aesthetically and technically impressive. This cable-stayed bridge is the first of its kind in Jordan. The lofty structure is a remarkable feat of engineering that, not surprisingly given its size, took 4 years to complete. To recognize these efforts, the Institution of Structural Engineers awarded a commendation to the structural designer of the bridge in 2007.

Park on the edge of the ravine, which resembles an arid valley, to take a closer look at the bridge. Admire the elegant Y-shaped pylons towering overhead. These three towers reach 232 feet (71 meters) in height, and thick cables hold the bridge firmly in place.

See the bridge from yet another angle by taking a drive along the road that runs beneath the bridge, straight through the valley. The Abdoun Bridge stands 147 feet (45 meters) clear of the valley floor, making it look even more impressive as you pass beneath.

The Abdoun Bridge is located to the east of downtown Amman, beside the upmarket western neighborhood of Abdoun. There is no toll charge to cross the bridge, so you can cross as often as you need to take it all in.

It’s recommended to return at night to see the bridge beautifully lit up with a mixture of lights that accentuate this architectural marvel. Different viewpoints highlight different aspects of the bridge and from certain angles the cables look like massive silken cobwebs that hold the bridge in place.

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Landmark Amman Hotel & Conference Center
Landmark Amman Hotel & Conference Center
5 out of 5
Al Huseen Bin Ali Street, P.O. Box 6399, Amman
The price is $94 per night from Nov 17 to Nov 17
Located in Al Abdali, this luxury hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Al Abdali Mall and within 3 mi (5 km) of TAJ Mall and Amman Citadel. Temple of Hercules and Amman ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (266 reviews)
"The hotel is super clean, the staff are friendly and professional, the service was prompt and amazing. Good location and view. The whole experience was great, and would definitely consider for my next visit."

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2021

Landmark Amman Hotel & Conference Center
W Amman
W Amman
5 out of 5
13 Rafiq Al Hariri Ave, Amman
The price is $155 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
Located in Al Abdali, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Al Abdali Mall, King Abdullah I Mosque, and Coptic Orthodox Church. TAJ Mall and Amman ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (176 reviews)
"Good hotel"

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2021

W Amman
The House Boutique Suites
The House Boutique Suites
5 out of 5
Abdullah Abu Qura, Amman, Jabal Amman
The price is $126 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 25
Located in the heart of Amman, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Coptic Orthodox Church, King Abdullah I Mosque, and Gold Souk. Souk Jara and Jordan ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (268 reviews)
"The property was magnificent very clean very spacious really was a comfortable stay. The only complaint we had was with the breakfast staff but considering the rest of the package its not worth dwelling on. They go above and beyond to make you comfortable and to get you what you need."

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2021

The House Boutique Suites
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The Conroy Boutique Hotel
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3 out of 5
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The price is $53 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
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Landmark Amman Hotel & Conference Center
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5 out of 5
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The price is $155 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
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5 out of 5
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The price is $126 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 25
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Sheraton Amman Al Nabil Hotel
5 out of 5
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The price is $133 per night from Nov 18 to Nov 18
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Le Royal Hotels & Resorts - Amman
5 out of 5
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The price is $120 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 2
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The St. Regis Amman
5 out of 5
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The price is $201 per night from Nov 18 to Nov 18
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5 out of 5
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The price is $135 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 25
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Four Seasons Hotel Amman
5 out of 5
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The price is $209 per night from Nov 22 to Nov 22
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