Rantau Panjang–Sungai Golok Bridge

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Sungai Golok Bridge
Jambatan Rantau Panjang–Sungai Golok
สะพานโก–ลก
Carries Motor vehicles
Crosses Kolok River, Malaysia-Thailand Border
Locale Rantau Panjang, Kelantan
Official name Rantau Panjang–Sungai Golok Bridge
Characteristics
Design Box girder bridge
Total length 109.73 m (360 ft)
Width 11.58 m (38 ft)
Longest span 30.48 m (100 ft), each of 3 spans
History
Constructed by Chang Loon Construction Co., Ltd and Jabatan Kerja Raya (JKR)
Opened 21 May 1973

Rantau Panjang–Sungai Golok Bridge (Malay: Jambatan Rantau Panjang–Sungai Golok, Thai: สะพานโก–ลก), popularly called the "Harmony Bridge" (Malay: Jambatan Muhibah), is a road bridge crossing Kolok River (Malay: Sungai Golok) of the Malaysia–Thailand border, connecting Rantau Panjang town in Kelantan, Malaysia, with Su-ngai Kolok town in Narathiwat, Thailand; spanning to the south of cross-border railway bridge nearby.[1] The bridge is a part of Asian highway network AH18, including Thailand Route 4056 and Federal Route Jkr-ft3.png. It was jointly built by the governments of both countries, and was officially opened on 21 May 1973 by both Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Abdul Razak bin Haji Dato' Hussein Al-Haj and Thai Prime Minister Field Marshal Thanom Kittikachorn.

Design[edit]

The bridge is a beam bridge with box girders. Main part includes 3 spans, using prestressed concrete, with each length of 30.48 m (100 ft). Each end is connected to a ferroconcrete span, with length of 9.14 m (30 ft). It is overall 109.73 m (360 ft) long, with 7.32 m (24 ft) wide road surface and 2.13 m (7 ft) wide walkway each side.[2]

Construction[edit]

Construction was done by Chang Loon Construction Co., Ltd., a Malaysian contractor which won the bidding-held meanwhile in both countries-on 25 September 1970. The ask price was M$630,000 or ฿4,500,000. A contract was signed on 16 December 1970, as both governments paid half each. Since the construction was finished on 20 March 1973, after deadline on 15 June 1972,[3] then the company had to pay overtime penalty M$200 or ฿1,400 a day; totally M$36,000 or ฿252,000.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Friendship Bridge Linking Thailand and Malaysia". Thai Public Relations Department. Retrieved 18 March 2016. 
  2. ^ a b (Thai) Department of Highways, Thailand Archived 10 March 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "Construction of additional bridge between Malaysia, Thailand to start next year". Bernama. Astro Awani. 26 April 2015. Archived from the original on 17 March 2016. Retrieved 16 March 2016. 

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Coordinates: 6°1′21.69″N 101°58′29.81″E / 6.0226917°N 101.9749472°E / 6.0226917; 101.9749472