Penang Bridge Facts
Thank God & Thank the government for expanding Penang Bridge.
It is totally a smooth ride from Butterworth to Penang Island , after the bridge has been expanded from 2 lanes to 3 lanes.
Before this is if there was any mishap at the bridge, like an accident or lorry overturns, it will cause severe traffic jam and loss of productivity.
Plus, the heavy traffic between mainland and Penang Island itself in the morning rush hour and the evening after work is real trouble some.
Any disruption to the bridge will almost has an immediate impact the economy of Penang Island. Since it is cheaper to rent or buy a house in mainland than in Penang Island, most of Penang Free Trade Zone workforce use the bridge.
For completing the expansion work on time, thumbs up for the contractor (UEM Builders)
Quick Facts about Penang Bridge.
Length : 13.5 km, 8.4 km above water
Year Built : 1982
Year Completed : 1985
Official Open to the public : 14 September 1985
Project Duration : 3¾ Years
Bridge Design Name : Cable Stay Concrete Girder
Main Contractor : Hyundai Engineering & Construction. Co. Ltd, Korea
Consulting Engineer : Howard Needles & Tammen, Bergendoff Intl. Inc. SA/JK(SEA)
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