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Powerd By : NorthPony
Penang Bridge
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The Bridge was built by the Government at a total cost of RM800 million (excluding the cost of land acquisition). With 3 interchanges, the 13.5 km Penang Bridge of which 8.4 km is above water. It has 533 spans of which 192 spans for the Bridge is above water.

Constructed with a 6.2 km dual carriageway and 2.2 km three lanes at the Main span, this Bridge is the only physical link between the Mainland of Peninsular Malaysia and Penang Island. Seen from the Penang Island interchange, the channel crossing consists of elevated bridge structures known as "Cable Stayed Concrete Girders". Being famous landmark in the country, Penang Bridge has contributed significantly to the development of Penang both as a tourist and industrial centre.



Its distinctive design and features make the Penang Bridge won awards. In 1986, it has won the Grand Award in the United States of America Engineering Excellence Competition sponsored by the Council of Consulting Engineers, Washington. In 1993, it won the FIABCI Special Award (Development and Construction Phase Category) from the International Real Estate Federation of Malaysia.

The Ideas & initiated was by the late Tun Abdul Razak, the 2nd Prime Minister of Malaysia in 1960s. The Bridge was planned during the term of 3rd Prime Minister, Tun Hussein Onn in 1970s. Built during the 4th Prime Minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad in the 1980s and finally opened to traffic in 14 Sept. 1985.

Year Built : 1982

Year Completed : 1985

Project Duration : 3¾ Years

Bridge Design Name : Cable Stay Concrete Girder

Main Contractor : Hyundai Engineering & Construction. Co. Ltd, Korea

Consulting Engineer : Howard Needles & Tammen,
Bergendoff Intl. Inc. SA/JK(SEA)

It provides facilities such as to monitor traffic flow and Bridge security, we have a 24-hour closed circuit television (CCTV) camera installed at 9 locations along the laybys and main span. The CCTV cameras are connected to our Penang Bridge Communication Centre. There were 5 units CCTV camera installed at mainland and 5 units at Penang Island to enhance traffic monitoring surveillance service and response time to serve users in time of incident or congestion.

Our Bridge also equipped with 12 emergency telephones (ET) which are located along both bounds at 1.2 km intervals on Bridge laybys and the Main span. This facility allows communication between ET call box and the control center at PBCC. Motorists who are in need of assistance can call BRIDGELINE at 1300-1300-03. The 24-hour bridge patrolling vehicles can handle minor breakdowns. There are 12 laybys on the Bridge of which 1 breakdown layby each at Prai (mainland) and Gelugor (Island)

We provide 10 lanes for motorcycle and 14 lanes for other classes of vehicles that give motorists a choice of two drive-through options using SmartTAG and Touch ‘n Go. As part of our enhancement effort to upgrade the toll payment service, we have designated 2 SmartTAG lanes and 3 Touch ‘n Go lanes for the motorist of Class 2 vehicles and 2 lanes for motorcycle respectively. However, payment by cash is acceptable at all lanes excluding the SmartTAG lanes.

Maintenance works are carried out on the bridge and toll plaza, which include bridge structure inspections (land, above water and underwater) preventive maintenance and heavy repair. Improvement works are also carried out to enhance user’s convenience and satisfaction in line with the company's quality and corporate objectives.
* Upgrading Works - pavement resurfacing, plaza equipments
* Routine Maintenance - Grasscutting, road & drainage cleaning, etc
* Bridge Inspection- carriageway, drainage, toll plaza, structure.
* Heavy Repair - all earthworks, drainage, pavement, structure defects

ISO Certification for Maintenance Services
PBSB is committed towards providing excellent services for customer satisfaction. In materializing such commitment PBSB is the first toll operating company in Malaysia to be certified under the ISO 9002 registration. PBSB later moved forward and successfully converted its ISO registration to the current standard under ISO 9001:2000. It has also successfully upgraded the ISO 9001:2000 registration to include maintenance services under the scopes of; Civil & Structure and Mechanical & Electrical Maintenance Services, Traffic and Safety Management.














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