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Saturday, 11 June 2011

Penang Bridge Penang Proudest Architecture .....

                              The Penang Bridge is no doubt one of the many architecture wonders of  Penang. Ranks as the longest bridge in  Asia and 5th largest in the world, the  iconic bridge that took 5 years to  complete was the beloved bridge for  every Penangtes. It marks the new  milestone that brings Penang closer to  the world attention.


The dual-carriageway bridge connecting Gelugor on the island of
Penang and Seberang Prai on the mainland of Malaysia has become a
symbol of pride and national landmarks.

  Its distinctive design and features saw the Penang Bridge won many awards.                     

  • 1986 - Grand Award in the United States of America Engineering Excellence Competition sponsored by the Council of Consulting Engineers, Washington.
  • 1993 - FIABCI Special Award (Development and Construction Phase Category) from the International Real Estate Federation of Malaysia.

The bridge also play host to an annual Penang Bridge run since its inception and has
become a very popular event ever since. Local & international participant took part
in a run that incorporates a marathon, a half-marathon and a quarter-marathon.

Perhaps, it was the broad & bold vision of the then prime minister of Malaysia, Dr
Mahathir that the mega scale construction could be realize.

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