History of Penang Bridge

Penang Bridge is the longest bridge in Southeast Asia and the third longest in the world. It is 13.5km length and 8.4km is across the sea.It connects Highway Georgetown in Bayan Lepas, Penang to the mainland peninsula in Prai.
Construction work began in 1982 and completed in 1985,it take only three years finished the construction and with cost of RM 850 million.
Bridge This brings glory to the nation. It is recognized as an achievement
engineering excellence in the world.
This is because the structure of the middle
is one of the cable-retaining bridge (cable-stayed bridge'''') that
earliest in the world. It was opened on 14 September 1985 for vehicles
The total length of the Penang bridge is 13.5 km, the
it among the world's longest bridge. Before that the main transportation to get to the island is with the ferry,and remained in operation
until now.

1) Overall length: 13.5 km.
2) The length across the water: 8.4 km.
3) Penang route: 1.5 km.
4) Route Prai: 3.6 km.
5) Route: 4 Routes (6 routes at present)
6) high tower from water level: 101.5 Metre
7) High bridge from water level: 33 Meters
8) The main Suspension: 225 Meter
9) Suspension ends: 107.5 Metre
10) Other Suspension: 40 Meters
11) Speed ​​limits: 80 km / h

Key Dates:

Early 1970s - Tun Abdul Razak proposed bridge bg
linking Penang with Province Wellesley.

The end of the 1970's - Tun Hussein Onn plans for building it.

July 23, 1981 - Works Minister S. Samy Vellu announced the bridge
Penang will follow the concept of the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge.

Year 1982 - Construction begins.

August 3, 1985 - Inauguration by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammad.

14 Sept 1985 - Official opening of the bridge to public transport.

Now after almost 30 years,Penang bridge is still strong and serves as the main pulse of the relationship between island and mainland ..

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