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Penang Second Bridge

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[contradiction] Penang Second Bridge
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Maintained by Jambatan Kedua Sdn Bhd (JKSB)
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Existed: 2006 – present
History: Construction works started November 2008; originally set for completion in May 2012, current officially projected for completion in end of September 2013[1][contradiction]
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East end: Batu Kawan
  E1 AH2 Jalan Batu Maung
3113 Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway
West end: Batu Maung
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Penang Second Bridge
Jambatan Kedua Pulau Pinang
Official name Penang Second Bridge
Carries Motor vehicles
Crosses Penang Strait,
Penang
Locale E28 Penang Second Bridge
Maintained by Jambatan Kedua Sdn Bhd (JKSB)
Designer Primary
Government of Malaysia
Malaysian Highway Authority (LLM)

Secondary
Package 1
China Harbour Engineering Co Ltd (CHEC)
Package 2
UEM Builders Berhad
Design cable stayed bridge
box girder bridge
Total length 24 km
Longest span 250 m
Constructed by Package 1
China Harbour Engineering Co Ltd (CHEC)
Package 2
UEM Builders Berhad
Package 3A
Cergas Murni Sdn Bhd
Package 3B
IJM Construction Sdn Bhd
Package 3C
HRA Teguh Sdn Bhd
Package 3D
SU Citra Bina Sdn Bhd
Opened 8 November 2013 [2]

The Penang Second Bridge (Malay: Jambatan Kedua Pulau Pinang) E28 is a new bridge under construction in Penang, Malaysia. It will connect Batu Kawan on the mainland Seberang Perai and Batu Maung on Penang Island. It will be the second bridge to link the island to the mainland after Penang Bridge. The total length of the China Harbour Engineering Co Ltd (CHEC) expected to start work on the second Penang bridge in November 2007 for completion in 2011, but it was then postponed for completion in May 2012, and later to 8 November 2013[1][contradiction] as the construction started late in November 2008. To reduce the cost of construction, its design was then modified to resemble the first cable stayed Penang Bridge. The bridge will be built with a large loan from the People's Republic of China to continue and maintain the economic relationship between China and Malaysia .[3]

Recently, Penang Second Bridge was assigned with the route number E28.

Overview

The Penang Second Bridge is a High Impact Project (HIP) launched under the Ninth Malaysia Plan. Being a High Impact Project, it is seen as a key catalyst in the socio-economic development of the Northern Corridor Economic Region (NCER) of Malaysia. The project is being delivered by a special purpose Concession Company formed by the government of Malaysia, Jambatan Kedua Sdn Bhd (JKSB). The bridge measuring a total of 24 km in length is being constructed by UEM Builders Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of the UEM Group Malaysia, as well as China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC), a subsidiary of the China Construction & Communications Group (CCCG). Construction of the bridge linking Batu Kawan on the mainland and Batu Maung on Penang Island, began in 2007. It is scheduled for completion by the end of September 2013 and the bridge will be opened to traffic on October 2013.

Route background

The Kilometre Zero of the expressway starts at Batu Maung-JKSB Interchange.

History

In August 2006, the Malaysian federal government unveiled a plan to build the Penang Second Bridge in the Ninth Malaysia Plan. On 12 November 2006, the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Penang Second Bridge was performed by the fifth Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dato' Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

After months of soil survey work and test piling work, CHEC and UEM announced that the project was on track for completion in 2011. Construction work was expected to begin in January 2008.[4]

On April 2008, the government announced that the project was to be delayed by 9 months due to land acquisition, design issues, and also the rising costs of building materials.[5] Newly elected Penang Chief Minister, Lim Guan Eng proposed a toll discount for any delays on the project[6] and also expressed disappointment regarding the construction delay.[7]

On July 2008, Jelutong MP Jeff Ooi reported that the loan for the bridge risked being withdrawn if the shareholder agreement between UEM Builders Berhad and its joint-venture partner CHEC was not inked by August 2008. It was reported that there were disagreements between the two parties on the apportionment of the cost of building the bridge although the issue was expected to be resolved quickly due to UEM having a variation on the price on its portion.[8]

On 8 November 2008, the construction of the Penang Second Bridge by CHEC finally commenced.

On 3 October 2012, media reports indicated that the bridge was 84% complete, and that the bridge was due to be completed approximately two months ahead of the deadline of September 2013.[9]

On 20 April 2013, the final closure of the cable stayed bridge at the main navigational span of the Penang Second Bridge has been completed and thus signifies the completion of the construction of the bridge and physically connecting Batu Maung on the Island and Batu Kawan on the Mainland.

On 30 April 2013, the sixth Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak became the country’s first leader to use the 24 km Penang Second Bridge to cross from the island to the mainland to attend a function in Kepala Batas, Seberang Perai.

The bridge will be opened to traffic on 8 November 2013.

Incidents

Penang Second Bridge ramp at Batu Maung interchange collapse

On 6 June 2013, a ramp leading to the still under construction Penang Second Bridge at Batu Maung interchange collapsed at around 7:00 pm, burying a car and two motorcycles under the debris. One person was killed in the incident. The ramp which is part of the Package 3A of the bridge project was built by the contractor Cergas Murni Sdn Bhd and not UEM Builders Berhad.

Bridge specifications

  • Overall length: 24 km (15 mi)
  • Length over water: 16.9 km (10.5 mi)
  • Main span: Length - 250 m
  • Height clearance (above water): 30 m
  • Number of vehicle lanes: 2 + 1 for motorcycles (each direction)
  • Targeted date to be opened to the public: November 2013
  • Overall cost: Around RM3 billion
  • Average time taken to drive from Batu Kawan to Batu Maung: 20 mins
  • Proposed speed limit on bridge: 80 km/h (50 mph)
  • Percentage of local contents to be used: 60%

Tolls

Overview

The tolls will be collected by a private concession company, Jambatan Kedua Sdn Bhd (JKSB), which is similar to the toll scheme for the Penang Bridge. Fees are charged one way when crossing the bridge from the mainland to Penang Island. There is no toll imposed for mainland-bound motorists coming from the island.

Toll rates

Class Type of vehicles Rate (in Malaysian Ringgit (RM))
1 Motorcycles TBA
2 Motorcycles with sidecars, cars including station wagons and commercial vehicles on three wheels TBA
3 Lorries and vans with two axles and four wheels TBA
Buses with two axles and four wheels TBA
4 Lorries, vans and buses with two axles and five or six wheels TBA
Buses with two axles and five or six wheels TBA
5 Vehicles with three axles TBA
Buses with three axles TBA
6 Vehicles with four axles TBA
7 Vehicles with five and more axles TBA
Note: Touch 'n Go is also available for light vehicles and motorcycles. The Smart TAG lane is for light vehicles only.

List of Interchanges

Batu Kawan Expressway side

Km Exit Interchange To Remarks
E28
24
EXIT 2800A
EXIT 2800B
BATU KAWAN-NSE INTERCHANGE E1 AH2 AH2 NORTH-SOUTH EXPRESSWAY NORTHERN ROUTE
EXIT 2800A NORTH
Alor Star / Thailand
Gerik
Butterworth
EXIT 2800B SOUTH
Kuala Lumpur
Ipoh
P Sungai Bakap layby
Closed tolled trumpet expressway interchange
Canal bridge
Sungai Tengah bridge
Batu Kawan-NSE toll plaza (Gateway Arch toll plaza)
BKW
PLUSTransit TnG TAG TAG TnG RM (Cash)
Closed toll system
Collect PLUSTransit cards and pay a distance toll

P Batu Kawan-NSE toll plaza
BKW
C* West bound
E1 AH2 AH2 NORTH-SOUTH EXPRESSWAY NORTHERN ROUTE
(BATU KAWAN EXPRESSWAY)
PLUS Expressway border limit

E28 PENANG SECOND BRIDGE
JKSB border limit

EXIT 2801A
EXIT 2801B
EXIT 2801C
EXIT 2801D
BATU KAWAN INTERCHANGE NORTH
E-- SUNGAI JURU EXPRESSWAY
-- Bandar Cassia
149 Batu Kawan
149 Simpang Ampat
Batu Kawan Sports Complex

SOUTHEAST
-- Changkat
-- Nibong Tebal
E-- JELAS EXPRESSWAY
Nibong Tebal
Serdang
Selama
Cloverleaf interchange
Batu Kawan-Penang Second Bridge toll plaza
(Motorcycle lanes)
Template:Toll plaza sign BATU KAWAN-PENANG SECOND BRIDGE TOLL PLAZA
(MOTORCYCLE LANES)
(Enter bridge only)
RM (Cash) TnG
West bound
Toll plaza for motorcycles
Motorcycles only
Batu Kawan-Penang Second Bridge toll plaza
(Enter bridge only)
JKSB
TAG TnG RM (Cash)
Opened toll system
Pay toll
Light and heavy vehicles only

P Batu Kawan-Penang Second Bridge toll plaza
JKSB
Enter bridge only
R&R Batu Kawan Rest and Service Area C* East bound
Future Rest and Service Area
R&R Batu Kawan Rest and Service Area C* West bound
Future Rest and Service Area

Bridge side

Km Exit Interchange To Remarks
Penang Second Bridge
24 kilometres
Start/End of bridge
Penang Second Bridge Eastern approach span
Penang Second Bridge Main navigational span
Cable stayed bridge
Penang Second Bridge Western approach span
Penang Second Bridge
24 kilometres
Start/End of bridge
E28 PENANG SECOND BRIDGE

E28 3113 BATU MAUNG EXPRESSWAY

E28
0
EXIT 2802A
EXIT 2802B
BATU MAUNG-JKSB INTERCHANGE E28 3113 BATU MAUNG EXPRESSWAY

EXIT 2802A NORTH
3113 TUN DR LIM CHONG EU EXPRESSWAY
(BAYAN LEPAS EXPRESSWAY)
3113 Bayan Lepas Free Industrial Zone
3113 Penang International Airport
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Elevated directional-Y interchange

Batu Maung Expressway side

Km Exit Interchange To Remarks
NORTH
3113 TUN DR LIM CHONG EU EXPRESSWAY
(BAYAN LEPAS EXPRESSWAY)
Bayan Lepas Free Industrial Zone
3113 TUN DR LIM CHONG EU EXPRESSWAY
(BAYAN LEPAS EXPRESSWAY)
JKR border limit

E28 3113 PENANG SECOND BRIDGE
(BATU MAUNG EXPRESSWAY)
JKSB border limit

EXIT 2802C
EXIT 2802D
BATU MAUNG-JKSB INTERCHANGE EXIT 2802C EXIT 2802D EAST
E28 PENANG SECOND BRIDGE
Batu Kawan
Nibong Tebal
E1 AH2 AH2 NORTH-SOUTH EXPRESSWAY NORTHERN ROUTE
Kuala Lumpur
Alor Star / Thailand
Elevated directional-Y interchange
Persiaran Bayan Lepas WEST
PERSIARAN BAYAN LEPAS
Interchange
Sungai Nipah bridge
Solok Bayan Lepas WEST
SOLOK BAYAN LEPAS
Interchange
Bridge
Penang Aquarium
EXIT 2804 BATU MAUNG INTERCHANGE NORTHWEST
JALAN PEKAN BATU MAUNG
Batu Maung town centre
MAS Complex
Cargo Terminal
Diamond interchange
E28 3113 PENANG SECOND BRIDGE
(BATU MAUNG EXPRESSWAY)
Start/End of expressway
JKSB border limit

P10
JALAN BATU MAUNG
JKR border limit

SOUTHWEST
P10
Penang International Airport
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See also

References

8. D- Day for Second Bridge http://thestar.com.my/metro/story.asp?file=/2008/1/24/north/20105163&sec=north

External links

  • Penang Second Bridge on UEM Builders
  • UEM events: Penang Second Bridge
  • UEM Group events: Penang Second Bridge
  • Works On Penang Second Bridge To Start On November 12 :: Bernama.com
  • Bridge a catalyst for growth :: The Star.com

Coordinates: 5°14′59″N 100°21′05″E / 5.24972°N 100.35139°E / 5.24972; 100.35139

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