Temburong Bridge

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Temburong Bridge
Route information
Length: 30 km (20 mi)
Major junctions
Northwest end: Jalan Penghubung Mentiri in Mengkubau
  Jalan Kota Batu in Sungai Besar
Southeast end: Jalan Labu in Labu Estate
Location
Districts: Brunei-Muara, Temburong
Highway system
Brunei National Roads System
Temburong Bridge
Jambatan Temburong
جمبتن تمبوروڠ
Carries Motor vehicles
Crosses Brunei Bay
Locale Brunei
Official name Temburong Bridge
Maintained by Public Works Department of Brunei (JKRB)
Characteristics
Design Box girder and cable stayed bridge
Total length 30 km (19 mi)
History
Designer Government of Brunei Darussalam
Public Works Department of Brunei (JKRB)
Constructed by GCG
Construction start mid-2014
Construction end 2019

Temburong Bridge (Malay: جمبتن تمبوروڠ Jambatan Temburong) is a planned 30 km (19 mi) bridge in Brunei. It will connect the Mengkubau and Sungai Besar areas of the Brunei-Muara District with the Labu Estate area of Temburong District. This connection will allow commuters to travel between the main section of Brunei with the Temburong exclave without passing Limbang in Malaysia, hence bypassing the four immigration checkpoints along the current route, which is frequently congested. This will also connect residents in Bangar with Bandar Seri Begawan and shorten the travel time between the two towns. Construction started in 2014 and expected to be completed by the end of 2019, and subsequently opened sometime in 2019.The bridge is being built by the Chinese state-owned company, China State Construction Engineering Corporation. [1][2][3]

Route background[edit]

The bridge begins at a grade-separated interchange with Jalan Penghubung Mentiri between the Sungai Akar roundabout and the Salambigar intersection. The road then goes through two tunnels through the Mentiri Ridges, passing the Mengkubau Reservoir, and then interchanging with Jalan Kota Batu at the other end of the ridges. This section is about 3.6 km (2.2 mi) long.[4] The bridge then begins, with a 14.5 km (9.0 mi) 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.[5] Finally, an 11.8 km (7.3 mi) road joins Tanjung Kulat with Jalan Labu, passing through Lubok Maya and the Labu Forest Reserve, and over the Pasu Gadong River and the Labu River, before intersecting with Jalan Labu with a roundabout.[4]

Junction list[edit]

Intersection names are conjectural and unofficial.

  Concurrency terminus   Closed/Former   Incomplete access   Unopened

District County 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. ^ http://www.bt.com.bn/frontpage-news-national/2015/09/11/2-temburong-bridge-contracts-inked
  2. ^ "Proposed Temburong Bridge Project - Industry Briefing Day Session 0" (PDF). Public Works Department Brunei. Retrieved 19 June 2014. 
  3. ^ Kamit, Rabiatul (10 May 2013). "Temburong Bridge ready 2018". The Brunei Times. Archived from the original on 19 October 2013. Retrieved 29 May 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Proposed Temburong Bridge Project - Industry Briefing Day Session 2" (PDF). Public Works Department Brunei. Retrieved 19 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "Proposed Temburong Bridge Project - Industry Briefing Day Session 1" (PDF). Public Works Department Brunei. Retrieved 19 June 2014. 

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