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Penang Bridge, Penang Island

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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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  • We did a visit to Penang bridge, the bridge felt like never ending. The pillars went all the way and took almost 10 mins to cross bridge. Nice experience to ride on the bridge and see the view. 
  • Penang is connected by two bridges, one built in 1985 and that is down 7.80 MI and a second built and opened in 2014 which is 24 km long in total, of which 16, above the sea and a well lit entirely with led lights. Allows you to join the island to the Mainland, paying a toll.
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  • The next day it's raining. Lightning sounds a little cold. 7:45 to leave the hotel and go by plane to Kuala Lumpur. Along the way with Penang Island and the Mainland, Penang Bridge saw little Penang Bridge. I could see from the plane. 2 km back and forth like that. It was a beautiful bridge.
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  • A little bit dangeroua if you go alone especially for girl/woman. A little bit dirty but you can still enjoy the views. Nice place to jog in morning or evening -there is a route and road for it- but be carefull with the motorcycle.
  • Weekdays morning: Traffic congested from Prai to Penang Weekdays evening: Traffic congested from Penang to Prai
  • Fast way to go to island but traffic jam during peak hour and holiday
  • The best bridge ever built in Malaysia. It deserves 5 stars.
  • 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.