The technical and engineering staff completed the concrete bridges added by the engineering projects department of the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine to the expansion project of the Maqam of the Imam al-Mahdi (may Allah hasten his holy reappearance), which reached advanced stages of the installation of the second concrete bridge connecting the two sides of the river, on which the Maqam is built. This bridges has contributed significantly in the alleviation of the visitors' congestion.
And according to the head of the Department of Engineering Projects at the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine, Engineer Diaa Majeed Al-Sa'egh: "The bridge is built under the direct supervision of the Projects Department at the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine with high technical specifications. As after finishing the construction of the pillars, the bridge support arches were installed."
He added: "The bridge has a width of (7 meters) and length (22 meters) and was built to support the existing bridge to ensure the smooth flow of visitors."
It is to note that the shrine of Imam Al-Mahdi Is located on the left bank of Hussayniya River at the entrance of Karbala on the road leading to the shrine of Ja'far As-Sadeq (peace be upon him), which is a famous shrine with high dome. This shrine was named after the name of the awaited Imam Al-Mahdi (peace be upon him) as it is said that the Imam has prayed in this place. The shrine built in this place was totally demolished after the Sha'ban uprising, but it was rebuilt after a short period, and after the fall of the former regime, many maintenance works have been conducted and were concluded by the maintenance and modernization project under the supervision of the Engineering Project Department at the Al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine as it is linked administratively to it. And following the completion of its maintenance and modernization, starting by the dome down to the shrine's halls and other facilities, the expansion idea was developed, as we cannot make the expansion from its three sides, we have conducted the expansion on the side of the Hussayniya River, the western side, adjacent to the Maqam, on an area of 1200 square meters and connected to the Maqam through ports and special doors.