Temburong Bridge

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Temburong Bridge

Jambatan Temburong
جمبتن تمبوروڠ
CarriesMotor vehicles
CrossesBrunei Bay
LocaleBrunei
Official nameTemburong Bridge
Maintained byPublic Works Department
Characteristics
DesignBox girder and cable-stayed bridges
Total length30 km (19 mi)
History
Constructed byDaelim
China State Construction Engineering
Construction startmid-2014
Construction end2019
Construction cost$1.6 billion BND
Temburong Bridge
Route information
Length30 km (20 mi)
Major junctions
Northwest endJalan Utama Mentiri in Mengkubau
 Jalan Kota Batu in Sungai Besar
Southeast endJalan Labu in Labu Estate
Location
DistrictsBrunei-Muara, Temburong
Highway system
Brunei National Roads System

Temburong Bridge (Malay: Jambatan Temburong‬; Jawi: جمبتن تمبوروڠ‬) is a 30-kilometre (19-mile) bridge currently under construction in Brunei.[1][2] It will connect Mengkubau and Sungai Besar in Brunei-Muara District and Labu Estate in Temburong District. This will be the first road bridge in the country that directly links the mainland and the Temburong exclave, which are physically separated by the Sarawakian district of Limbang in Malaysia and the Brunei Bay in South China Sea. The bridge will allow land commuters to travel between the two territories without passing through Malaysia, hence bypassing the four immigration checkpoints along the current route, which is frequently congested. This will also improve the mobility for Temburong residents to other parts of Brunei, especially to the capital Bandar Seri Begawan and shorten the travel time; currently the direct connection is between the capital and Bangar, the district town, via water taxi services which takes about 45 minutes.[3]

Construction started in 2014 and is expected to be completed by the end of 2019, and to subsequently open sometime in 2019. The bridge is currently being built by both Daelim,[4] a South Korean company, and China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC), a Chinese state-owned company.[5][6][7][8] The project is reported to cost 1.6 billion Brunei dollars (US$1.2B as of March 2018).[2][9]

Construction[edit]

The construction of the bridge is divided into six 'packages' or contracts.[10][11] The first is CC1 or the Mentiri Tunnels and it is a series of tunnels through the Mentiri Ridges which will connect Jalan Utama Mentiri, a controlled-access dual carriageway, with Jalan Kota Batu and it is still open for tender. The packages currently carried out are CC2, CC3 and CC4 comprising Marine Viaducts, Navigation Bridges and Temburong Viaduct respectively. CC2 and CC3 are awarded to Daelim, a South Korean company, which is responsible for constructing a system of viaducts and two cable-stayed bridges that crosses the Brunei Bay.[4] Meanwhile, China State Construction Engineering is awarded the CC4 contract and is responsible for constructing the land viaduct which traverses the mangrove swamp of Labu Forest Reserve.[12] CC5A and CC5B are the traffic control and survelliance system, and power supply system respectively.

Route[edit]

The road system will be a controlled-access dual carriageway which begins at a grade-separated interchange with Jalan Utama Mentiri between the Sungai Akar roundabout and the Salambigar intersection. The road then goes through two parallel tunnels and ends at another grade-separated interchange with Jalan Kota Batu. This section is 3.6 kilometres (2.2 miles) long.[13] The bridge then begins, with a 14.5-kilometre (9.0-mile) viaduct across the Brunei Bay, passing across the tip of Pulau Berambang, then in between Pulau Pepatan and Pulau Baru-Baru, up to Tanjung Kulat in Temburong.[14] Finally, another 11.8-kilometre (7.3-mile) viaduct begins from Tanjung Kulat and ends at Jalan Labu, traversing through Labu Forest Reserve, and includes a bridge which crosses the Labu River, before intersecting with Jalan Labu at a roundabout.[13]

Junction list[edit]

Intersection names are conjectural and unofficial.

  Concurrency terminus   Closed/Former   Incomplete access   Unopened

District Mukim Location KM Intersection Destinations Remarks
Brunei-Muara Kota Batu Mengkubau Mentiri I/C Jalan Penghubung Mentiri: Sungai Akar, Subok, Pulaie, Salambigar, Lambak
Mentiri Tunnel 1
Mentiri Tunnel 2
Sungai Besar Kota Batu I/C Sungai Besar Roundabouts:
Jalan Kota Batu: Sungai Besar, Mentiri, Tanah Jambu, Muara, Kota Batu, Bandar Seri Begawan
Northwest-bound exit only; southeast-bound entrance only
Brunei River estuary Temburong Bridge (across Brunei River)
Allocation for future connection to Pulau Berambang
Brunei Bay Temburong Bridge (across Brunei Bay)
Allocation for future connections to Pulau Pepatan and Pulau Baru-Baru
Temburong Bridge (across Brunei Bay)
Limbang, Limbang, Sarawak, Malaysia
Temburong Labu
Labu Forest Reserve Sungai Pasu Gadong bridge
Labu Estate Sungai Labu bridge
Labu Estate R/O Jalan Labu: Labu, Bangar, Puni, Ujong Jalan, Batu Apoi, Amo

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Latest photos of Borneo's longest bridge project in Brunei". BtuWeekly. 2017-04-10. Retrieved 2018-03-28.
  2. ^ a b "Temburong Bridge 30-35% done, set for completion by Nov 2019 – Borneo Bulletin Online". Borneo Bulletin Online. 2017-07-21. Retrieved 2018-03-28.
  3. ^ "Travelling Facility to Temburong from Bandar Seri Begawan | Brunei's No.1 News Website". www.brudirect.com. Retrieved 2018-03-28.
  4. ^ a b DAELIM. "Read - | DAELIM". www.daelim.co.kr (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-03-28.
  5. ^ http://www.bt.com.bn/frontpage-news-national/2015/09/11/2-temburong-bridge-contracts-inked
  6. ^ "Proposed Temburong Bridge Project - Industry Briefing Day Session 0" (PDF). Public Works Department Brunei. Retrieved 19 June 2014.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ Kamit, Rabiatul (10 May 2013). "Temburong Bridge ready 2018". The Brunei Times. Archived from the original on 19 October 2013. Retrieved 29 May 2013.
  8. ^ "Connecting Brunei ... with Brunei: Will this bridge change the sultanate forever?". CNN. 9 Sep 2017. Retrieved 21 Sep 2017.
  9. ^ "XE: Convert BND/USD. Brunei Darussalam Dollar to United States Dollar". xe.com. Retrieved 2018-03-28.
  10. ^ "Mega bridge project on right track | The BT Archive". btarchive.org. Retrieved 2018-03-28.
  11. ^ Dickerson, Clinton B. "PWD - Temburong Bridge - Brunei - Project Profile". www.researchandexperts.com. Retrieved 2018-03-28.[dead link]
  12. ^ "Brunei, China sign Temburong Bridge Project - Xinhua | English.news.cn". www.xinhuanet.com. Retrieved 2018-03-28.
  13. ^ a b "Proposed Temburong Bridge Project - Industry Briefing Day Session 2" (PDF). Public Works Department Brunei. Retrieved 19 June 2014.[permanent dead link]
  14. ^ "Proposed Temburong Bridge Project - Industry Briefing Day Session 1" (PDF). Public Works Department Brunei. Retrieved 19 June 2014.[permanent dead link]

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