Penang Bridges & Ferry

The First Penang Bridge


Today in 2016 there are two Bridges, first the one from 1982 with this specification a cable bridge similar to the San Francisco Golden Gate Bay Bridge began. 

On third of August 1985 the Penang Bridge was opened by the then Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad.

Technical details were
Overall Length: 13.5 km (8.4 miles)
Length Over Water: 8.4 km (5.2 miles)
Road: 2 lanes per direction, in the central span 3,
Height of Tower Above Water: 101.5 m
Height of Bridge Above Water: 33 m
Maximum Gradient: 3.0%


First Penang Bridge

Penang Ferry on the Butterworth side

Penang ferry on the Butterworth side












Penang Harbour seen from the island 

Penang Harbour from a similar view









The second Panang Bridge

Second and new Penang Bridge

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