Malacca Strait Bridge Design Ready
The bridge will accommodate ship traffic by elevating its height to 76 meters.
Rabu, 12 Oktober 2011, 13:39 WIB
(Strait of Malacca Partners Sdn Bhd)
VIVAnews - The Riau Administration in Sumatra teams up with Malaysia to build a bridge over the Malacca Strait to Malaysia.
In the proposal submitted by a Malaysian investor, Strait Of Malacca Partners Sdn Bhd, the Malacca Strait Bridge is planned to span at 48.69 kilometers. However, due to the lack of infrastructures in Rupat Island, from which spot the bridge will be constructed, 71.2 km of new road and a new secondary bridge will be erected in Dumai, Sumatra land.
The Malacca Strait is known as the busiest commercial shipping lane in South-east Asia. Huge ships bearing thousands of tonnes of weight used to passing through the waters. For this case, the bridge will accommodate ship traffic by elevating its height to 76 meters.
As an alternative, the bridge will be combined with tunnels, which, unfortunately, can only be used by trains.
Given the bridge-tunnel combination, the construction would be started in Rupat Island
Although under-sea tunnel is possible, the briddge would allow two gateways installed at certain posts through which ships would able to move onward.