Welcome to King Fahd Causeway
On either side of an island roughly in the middle of the causeway are two observation towers that invite visitors as close to the border as visas allow. Leave enough time to queue for the tiny lift that services the viewing platform near the top of the tower. From there it’s possible to see the 26km, four-lane causeway in full, with its 12,430m of viaducts and its five separate bridges, all made from 350,000 sq metres of concrete and reinforced by 147,000 tonnes of steel.
All drivers (and passengers in taxis) must pay a toll at a booth (per vehicle BD2) along the Causeway Approach Rd, whether going to Saudi or not. The island in the middle of the causeway is 25km from Manama and it takes 30 minutes to drive there.