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.