3rd. October 2010
Part of the new Hang Tuah bridge has been opened to traffic. Only one lane has been tarred while the 2nd. lane is being completed.
The new bridge has no columns piled into the Melaka River thus allowing smooth flow of water underneath the river.
This also allows water cruises and water taxis to pass by without having to wait. Previously, the columns piled into the river causes obstruction and rubbish are often trapped by the columns.
Workers are rushing to complete the bridge before the announcement of the Melaka Maju 2010 i.e. Melaka state achieving developed status on 20th. October 2010 at 20.10 hours.