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Penang Bridge, Penang Island

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The Penang Bridge, route, 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 Penang 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.HistoryPlanningBefore 1985, transportation between the island and the mainland was solely dependent on the state-owned Penang Ferry Service that runs between Butterworth and George Town.In the early 1970s, the idea to build a bridge linking Seberang Perai to Penang Island was suggested by the 2nd Prime Minister of Malaysia's Tun Abdul Razak and the 2nd Chief Minister of Penang's Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu.
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  • One can hardly avoid the bridge, it is certainly exciting to drive over the open sea and to have a similar experience, such as on the Florida Keys
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  • Penang Bridge is a bridge between Penang Island and town Butterworth in Penang was built in 1985. Total length of 13.5 km. When the buses come from Kuala Lumpur to Penang Island Penang Bridge crossed. Vista was looking forward to the pouring rain. I saw both from a room rented in Penang Island Penang Bridge and Penang No. 2 bridge. Nice sunny daytime bridge, but in especially beautiful at night, is recommended.
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  • Very few big cities have as long a bridge as this one [its about 13-14 kms long]... But Penang now has a second bridge-- that is even longer. This bridge, the second longest in Malaysia-- and one of t...  more »

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