The Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge or Penang Second Bridge   2 comments


The Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge or Penang Second Bridge

The Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge or Penang Second Bridge (Malay: Jambatan Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah or Jambatan Kedua Pulau Pinang, Tamil : சுல்தான் அப்துல் ஹாலிம் முவாட்சாம் ஷா பாலம் or பினாங்கு இரண்டாவது பாலம்) E28 is a dual carriageway toll bridge in Penang, Malaysia. It connects Bandar Cassia (Batu Kawan) in Seberang Perai on mainland Peninsular Malaysia with Batu Maung on Penang Island. It is the second bridge to link the island to the mainland after the first Penang Bridge. The total length of the bridge is 24 km (15 mi) with length over water at 16.9 km (10.5 mi), making it the longest bridge in Malaysia and the longest in Southeast Asia. China Harbour Engineering Co Ltd (CHEC), a main contractor for the second bridge was expected to start work on the second Penang bridge in November 2007 and complete the project in 2011, but the completion date was then postponed to May 2012, and later to February 2014. Construction started in November 2008. To reduce the cost of construction, its design was then modified to resemble the first cable stayed Penang Bridge. The bridge has been built with a large loan from the People’s Republic of China to continue and maintain the economic relationship between China and Malaysia. The bridge was officially opened on 1 March 2014 at 20:30 MST and was named after the fourteen Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Tuanku Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah of Kedah and was assigned with the route number E28.

The Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge or Penang Second Bridge.

The Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge or Penang Second Bridge.

The Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge or Penang Second Bridge.

The Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge or Penang Second Bridge.

The Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge or Penang Second Bridge.

The Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge or Penang Second Bridge.

The Route

Maintained by Jambatan Kedua Sdn Bhd (JKSB)
Length: 24 km (15 mi)
Existed: 2006 – present
History: Construction works started November 2008 to be completed in May 2012, but was later delayed to February 2014.[1]
Opening ceremony on 1 March 2014 at 20:30MST.
Opened to traffic on 2 March 2014 at 00:01MST
The Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge or Penang Second Bridge.

The Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge or Penang Second Bridge.

The Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge or Penang Second Bridge.

The Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge or Penang Second Bridge.

The Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge or Penang Second Bridge.

The Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge or Penang Second Bridge.

Bridge specifications

  • Overall length: 24 km (15 mi)
  • Length over water: 16.9 km (10.5 mi)
  • Main span: Length – 250 m
  • Height clearance (above water): 30 m
  • Number of vehicle lanes: 2 + 1 for motorcycles (each direction)
  • Targeted date to be opened to the public: 2 March 2014
  • Overall cost: RM 4.5 Billion
  • Average time taken to drive from Batu Kawan to Batu Maung: 20 mins
  • Proposed speed limit on bridge: 80 km/h (50 mph)
  • Percentage of local contents to be used: 60%
The Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge or Penang Second Bridge.

The Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge or Penang Second Bridge.

The Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge or Penang Second Bridge.

The Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge or Penang Second Bridge.

The Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge or Penang Second Bridge.

The Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge or Penang Second Bridge.

Designer Primary
Government of Malaysia
Malaysian Highway Authority(LLM)Secondary
Package 1
China China Harbour Engineering Co Ltd (CHEC)
Package 2
UEM Builders Berhad
Constructed by Primary

Package 1
China China Harbour Engineering Co Ltd (CHEC)

Package 2
UEM Builders Berhad

Package 3A
MAZELE

Package 3B
IJM Construction Sdn Bhd

Package 3C
HRA Teguh Sdn Bhd

Package 3D
SU Citra Bina Sdn Bhd

Secondary
Minconsult Sdn Bhd (C&S Consultant) (Consultanting Engineer)

Inaugurated 1 March 2014 at 20:30 MST
Opened 2 March 2014 at 00:01 MST
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2 responses to “The Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge or Penang Second Bridge

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  1. A beautiful bridge.

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