Penang Bridge from Penang Island to Seberang Prai (PENANG BRIDGE)
The Bridge was built by the Government at a total cost of RM800.00 million (excluding the cost of land acquisition). With 3 interchanges, the 13.5 km Penang Bridge of which 8.4 km is above water was officially open to public on 14 September 1985. It has 533 spans of which 192 spans for the Bridge is above water.
Constructed with a 6.2 km dual carriageway and 2.2 km three lanes at the Main span, this Bridge is the only physical link between the Mainland of Peninsular Malaysia and Penang Island. Seen from the Penang Island interchange, the channel crossing consists of elevated bridge structures known as "Cable Stayed Concrete Girders". Being famous landmark in the country, Penang Bridge has contributed significantly to the development of Penang both as a tourist and industrial centre.
Its distinctive design and features saw the Penang Bridge won awards. In 1986, it has won the Grand Award in the United States of America Engineering Excellence Competition sponsored by the Council of Consulting Engineers, Washington. In 1993, it won the FIABCI Special Award (Development and Construction Phase Category) from the International Real Estate Federation of Malaysia.
About Penang Travel
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PULAU Tikus, or Rat Island , in Penang is neither an island nor is the whole area infested with rats or mice.