Permas Jaya Bridge

Permas Jaya Bridge or Jambatan Permas Jaya (Jawi: جمبتن ڤرمس جاي) is a river bridge in arch shape in Plentong, Johor Bahru District, Johor, Malaysia. The bridge crosses Tebrau River and Plentong River. The bridge is built to shorten the travel distance between Bandar Baru Permas Jaya to Johor bahru city area from 18 km (estimated) to 6 km (estimated). The bridge was once the longest Arch bridge in Southeast Asia in 1994, which is about 1.5 km long.

Permas Jaya Bridge

Jambatan Permas Jaya
جمبتن ڤرمس جاي
Bandar Permas Jaya and Permas bridge.jpg
Coordinates1°29′45″N 103°47′52″E / 1.4959°N 103.7979°E / 1.4959; 103.7979
CarriesMotor vehicles, Pedestrians
CrossesTebrau River and Pelentong River
LocaleJkr-ft35.png Johor Bahru East Coast Highway, Plentong
Official namePermas Jaya Bridge
Maintained byMalaysian Public Works Department (JKR) Johor Bahru
Majlis Bandaraya Johor Bahru (MBJB)
Characteristics
Designarch bridge
Total length1.5 km
Width--
Longest span--
History
DesignerBandar Raya Developments Berhad (BRDB)
Constructed byPermas Jaya Bridge
1992-1994
Bandar Raya Developments Berhad (BRDB)

Second Permas Jaya Bridge
2008-2012
Government of Malaysia
Malaysian Public Works Department (JKR)
Opened1994
Location

HistoryEdit

The construction of the bridge was proposed when Bandar Baru Permas Jaya, a new neighborhood town was first launched by the property company Bandar Raya Developments Berhad (BRDB) in 1984, however, the bridge was only completed in 1994.

The new second Permas Jaya BridgeEdit

The construction of the new second Permas Jaya Bridge was proposed in 2006 under the Iskandar Development Region plan. Construction started on February 2008.

The bridge was completed and opened to road users on 1 March 2012.

See alsoEdit