Jamaraat Bridge

Originally constructed in 1963 and has been expanded several times since then, The Jamaraat Bridge is a pedestrian bridge in Mina mainly used by Muslims during the stoning of the devil ritual of the Hajj

Mecca Sharif, Saudi Arabia

Coordinates: 21.421579, 39.872173

The purpose of the bridge is to enable pilgrims to throw stones at the three jamrah pillars either from the ground level or from the bridge.

The bridge was built in the early 2000 and has been expanded several times since then. The pillars extend up through three openings in the bridge. Until 2006, the bridge had a single tier. At certain times, more than a million people may gather in the area of the bridge, which has sometimes led to fatal accidents.

Following the January 2006 Hajj, the old bridge was demolished and construction began on a new multi-level bridge.

The ground and first levels were complete in time for the 2006/2007 Hajj, which passed without incident. Construction on the remaining two levels have been completed since December 2007 1428 AH Hajj.