Kota Bridge, Klang

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Sungai Klang Bridge
Jambatan Kota, Klang
Carries Motor vehicles, Pedestrians
Crosses Klang River
Locale Jkr-ft2.png Jkr-ft5.png Jalan Jambatan Kota
Official name Kota Bridge, Klang
Maintained by Malaysian Public Works Department (JKR) Klang
Majlis Perbandaran Klang (MPKlang)
Characteristics
Design double decked truss girder
Width --
Longest span --
History
Designer Government of Malaysia
Malaysian Public Works Department (JKR)
Constructed by Malaysian Public Works Department (JKR)
Opened 1961

Kota Bridge, Klang or Jambatan Kota, Klang is the first double-decked bridge in Malaysia. It is located in Klang, Selangor.

History[edit]

The bridge was constructed between 1958 and 1960 and it was a reinforced steel truss girder bridge. The bridge was officially opened in 1961 by the late Sultan of Selangor, Almarhum Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah in conjunction with his coronation as the ninth Sultan of Selangor. In the 1990s, due to the high capacity traffic with the upgrading of the Federal Highway Route Jkr-ft2.png (Klang - Kuala Lumpur) into six lane carriageway toll highway from 1991 to 1993. The double-decked bridge was closed to traffic and the new concrete bridge with six lane carriageway was built beside the original double-decked bridge.

Features[edit]

The bottom deck is a pedestrian walkway bridge while the top deck is a motor vehicle bridge. However, in the year 1990s, the top deck of bridge was renovated into bridge square called Dataran Jambatan Kota.

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