Merdeka Bridge, Malaysia

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Sungai Muda Bridge
Jambatan Merdeka
Carries Motor vehicles, Pedestrians
Crosses Muda River
Locale Jkr-ft1.svg Jalan Butterworth-Sungai Petani
Official name Merdeka Bridge
Maintained by Malaysian Public Works Department (JKR) Kuala Muda and Seberang Perai
Characteristics
Design tied arch bridge
Total length --
Width --
Longest span --
History
Designer Malaysian Public Works Department (JKR)
Constructed by Malaysian Public Works Department (JKR)
Opened 1957

Merdeka Bridge or Jambatan Merdeka is a major bridge in Malaysia. It is situated in Jalan Butterworth-Sungai Petani (Federal Route Jkr-ft1.svg) at the Penang-Kedah Border on Muda River.[1]

History[edit]

It was constructed between 1955 and 1957. The bridge was officially opened in 1957 when Malaya achieved its independence from Britain, hence its name. The bridge was initially a 2-lane single carriageway bridge before being duplicated on another side for Penang-bound traffic to increase traffic capacity.

Features[edit]

It is a concrete tied arch bridge.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Merdeka Day Special: Merdeka Bridge FT1 - Blog Jalan Raya Malaysia

Coordinates: 1°18′15″N 103°52′06″E / 1.3042°N 103.8683°E / 1.3042; 103.8683