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land bridge

[′land ‚brij]
(geography)
A strip of land linking two landmasses, often subject to temporary submergence, but permitting intermittent migration of organisms.
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"I do this event every year," said Jackie Landbridge, area manager for Coventry's RSPCA.
In addition, conference attendees will get the inside track from clients on project pipelines and announcements, including updates and developments on the Saudi Landbridge, Haramain High-Speed Rail network, North South Railway, the Doha Metro, an operational assessment of Dubai Metro's planned Green and Red line networks and Kuwait's $7bn, 3 line metro network.
Being the midway point on the North American Landbridge, and with six major North American railroads (BNSF, UP, CN, CP, NS, and CSX) terminating in the city, interchanging cars can take one to two days (Mongelluzzo 2010a, 2010b) or more.
The Kingdom is also studying the construction of a Landbridge railway line to link its eastern and western coasts.
"Connecting the Landbridge to the Arabian Gulf will immensely add value to the GDP because it will transfer products either coming from the east side from India, China going to Europe through Saudi Arabia or vice versa coming from Europe going east," al-Hokail said.
The first of which is the Saudi Landbridge project, a 950
These projects include the Dubai Metrosystem, Abu Dhabi's Surface Transport Master Plan, Saudi's Haramainhigh-speed rail link (HHR), the Saudi Landbridge, Bahrain's six lane railline and Egypt's rail upgrade programme.
But the kingdom is expanding its network with the North-South railway and Landbridge projects.
The Saudi Landbridge project includes a 950-km line between capital Riyadh and the Red Sea port of Jeddah, as well as a 115-km link between the industrial city of Jubail and Dammam.
According to Reuters, Hongji Landbridge Investment Development, an investment company, was fined 500,000 yuan (30,000 [pounds sterling]) last December for tearing down a 2,200-year-old section of wall to make way for a road.