Iskandariah Bridge

Iskandariah Bridge or Sultan Iskandar Bridge is one of four major bridges in Kuala Kangsar, Perak, Malaysia with the other one being the Sultan Abdul Jalil Shah Bridge (Sayong Bridge). The 308 metre bridge crosses the Perak River near the town and is made out of steel.

Sungai Perak Bridge

Jambatan Iskandariah
(Jambatan Sultan Iskandar)
Coordinates4°49′05″N 100°57′50″E / 4.818128°N 100.964025°E / 4.818128; 100.964025
CarriesMotor vehicles, Pedestrians
CrossesPerak River
LocaleFederal Route 1 Jalan Kuala Kangsar–Ipoh
Official nameIskandariah Bridge
(Sultan Iskandar Bridge)
Maintained byMalaysian Public Works Department (JKR) Kuala Kangsar
Characteristics
Designsteel arch bridge
Total length308 m
Width10.2 m
Longest span45.11 m
History
DesignerMessrs James Craig Ltd.
Constructed byMessrs James Craig Ltd.
Opened1932
Location

The bridge remains as the longest steel arch bridge in Malaysia. Traffic on the bridge, however, was greatly reduced when the Sultan Abdul Jalil Shah Bridge (Sayong Bridge) a little further downstream was opened to traffic in 2003 in conjunction with the completion of the North–South Expressway

HistoryEdit

Constructed in 1932 to replace the Enggor ponton bridge which was washed away during the big flood in December 1931, the Iskandariah Bridge has 7 steel arches mounted on concrete piers with a maximum span of 45.11 metres. Its total length is 308 metres and it has an overall width of 10.2 metres. The curb-to-curb road width for two-lane traffic is 7.3 metres. Its deck level is about 20 metres above the river.

The bridge design was done in London, England and the construction works were executed by Messrs James Craig Ltd., a construction company registered in Klang.

The bridge was officially opened by the late Almarhum Sultan Iskandar of Perak on 29 June 1932.

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