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Penang Bridge, Penang Island

Categories: Bridges, Tourist Spots
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The Penang Bridge, route E36, is a 13.5km dual carriageway toll bridge and controlled-access highway in the state of Penang, Malaysia. The bridge connects Perai on the mainland side of the state with Gelugor on the island, crossing the Selatan Strait. The bridge was the first and, until 2014, the only road connection between the peninsula and the island. The bridge is the second-longest bridge in Malaysia and the fifth-longest in Southeast Asia by total length, with a length over water of 8.4km.The bridge was inaugurated on 14 September 1985. The current concession holder and maintainer of the bridge is PLUS Expressways. Penang Bridge Sdn Bhd was the concession holder before it was merged with the current concessionaire.Route descriptionThe route begins at the Penang Bridge interchange with the North–South Expressway Northern Route and Jalan Perusahaan Perai. The route then briefly goes southwest, where island-bound commuters proceed to pay the bridge toll. At the shore where the bridge begins, the route turns westwards, crossing the Selatan Strait. In the middle of the bridge, the route bends slightly northwest towards Gelugor. On the island side, the route ends at the shore at its interchange with the Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway and the Gelugor Highway.
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  • Beautiful bridge linking Penang to the rest of Malaysia's two bridges and noticed the second old building a few years ago and it was the coolest and suitable for photography, generally will require passing on the bridge if Jay or going to lbinangh by car or bus.
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  • The bridge that connects Penang island to Main land, this iconic bridge is the life line of this beautiful island. This landmark structure is 14 km long cable support bridge opened for traffic in1985,...  read more »
  • jembatan ini panjang dan indah, setiap naik bus antar kota malaysia, untuk masuk ke pulau penang, mesti melewati jembatan tersebut. 
  • The scenery from the bridge is beautiful. but not at the time of traffic jammed..hahaha😂😂😂
  • Hate the jam in this place. You have no where to run if there is an accident here. Nothing can be done and don't even try to use the emergency lanes. The motorcyclists will break your side mirrors without hesitation.
  • It's the best bridge of pulau Penang and most enjoyable by driving.... Everyone can drive with full speed......
  • Lights up at night. The view from the harbour is beautiful.
  • Pleasant drive with pleasant view. Just be careful of those who drive slowly.
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