Penang Bridge

Construction of the Penang Bridge began in the year 1979 and was completed, opened in the year 1985. The bridge spans the strait, connecting the cross-Strait of the island and the peninsula Malaysia, so it is called the Penang mighty Bridge in mandarin (槟威大桥).

The bridge is 8320 meters long and is said to be the third longest bridge in the world previously (refer the list of longest bridge in the world), with tons of giant ships under the arch of the bridge. The 13.5-kilometer-long Penang Bridge, which connects the land transport of Penang and Peninsular Malaysia, is the third longest suspension bridge in the world (during 1985), with a span of 225 meters on the middle deck, allowing 50,000 tons of ships to pass through.

Penang Bridge

In 2003, due to the high traffic flow, Penang Bridge launched an expansion project, expanding from 4 lanes to 6 lanes and completing it in August 2009. Located in Penang, Malaysia, the Penang Bridge is a famous landmark of Penang. The 13.5-kilometer-long bridge connects Penang’s Penang Island with the other side of Prai. In the province of Prai, the Penang Bridge and the north-South highway connect directly to large and small towns on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia or northward to Thailand and South Singapore. The Penang Bridge was officially opened on September 14, 1985. Until 1985, ferries were the main means of transport between Penang Island and Prai.

Penang Bridge

 

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