Sunday, April 27, 2008

Penang Bridge Widening

Site visit to Penang Bridge on 25th April 2008.

Basic description of project:
  • Penang Bridge currently provides the only fixed link between Penang Island and the mainland. The overall length of crossing is 13.5 km.

  • Widening of 4.8m to each side of the approach bridge is being constructed to accommodate one extra vehicle lane and 2m shoulder to merge with the central cable stayed spans which have been constructed previously with dual two lanes.

Piling works in progress

Completed SubStructure

  • The construction works involve installation of additional piles, extension to pilecap, additional columns and crosshead extension to support two precast beams and extended in-situ concrete deck.

Mr.J.P.Teng, Deputy Resident Engineer.

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