Beyond Kuching

Brunei to take over ‘Longest bridge in South East Asia’ title in 2019

The Temburong bridge, now under construction in Brunei, is set to be the longest bridge in South East Asia when completed, taking away the title from its current holder, the Second Penang Bridge (Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge) in Malaysia.

Spanning 30 kilometers, the bridge would link Jalan Utama Mentiri in Brunei-Muara District and Jalan Labu Estate in Temburong District, traversing the Brunei Bay.

It is understood that the mammoth project is one of the largest public infrastructure projects ever carried out in Brunei, making it an instant landmark once completed.

Slated to be ready by 2019, the bridge box girder and cable stayed bridge will also feature several stars placed within crescent moons set atop towers, or pylons, that will also carry the three ‘Kalimah’ of ‘Subhanallah’, ‘Alhamdulillah’, and ‘Allahu Akbar’, with each signature tower dedicated to the country’s four districts. 

Below are some artist images of the bridge.

 

Cyril Dason

Cyril Dason was born and currently lives in Kuching. He loves jungle trekking, clean rivers and chilling out with friends.

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