The new Damietta Metal Bridge is an important vessel constructed to overcome the narrowness of the existing old bridge crossing the Nile at the middle of Damietta city. The off-shore piling works of the project included 88 no. piles 42.5 meters deep in addition to 24 no. piles 38 meters deep (all are 800 mm in diameter), while the on-shore piling works included 16 no. piles 1,200 mm in diameter, 24 no. piles 1,500 mm in diameter and 48 no. protection piles 800 mm in diameter (all are 18 meters deep).