Saturday, December 03, 2011

On the Penang Bridge

Have you ever really taken any photo on the bridge? LOL

I do! Didn't managed to camwhore. But at least I was able to snap some photo of the iconic structure as we drove from the mainland onto the island. Road trips are always so fun, no?

Some facts you might not know about the bridge:-
1. The total length of the bridge is 13.5 km (8.4 mi), making it the longest bridge in Malaysia and the 4th in Southeast Asia.
2. The bridge was designed by Penangite Prof. Chin Fung Kee.
3. The idea of the bridge was borne by the late Tun Abdul Razak (2nd PM of Malaysia) and the late Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu (2nd CM of Penang); planned during the term of Tun Hussein Onn (3rd PM of Malaysia); and officially opened to public by Dato Seri Dr Mahathir Mohammad (4th PM of Malaysia).
4. The bridge was constructed by Hyundai Engineering and Construction Company (Korea) Ltd and United Engineers Malaysia Berhad (UEM)
5. Overall Length: 13.5 km (8.4 mi); Length Over Water: 8.4 km (5.2 mi)
6. The toll for each motor car ride on the bridge = RM 7.00
7. Penang Bridge International Marathon is held every year since 1985

2 Jujus:

Small Kucing said...

I did snap photos there but not as nice as yours

Tempus said...

i thought no stopping and snapping to prevent suicidal attempts?

oh well, next year for the marathon