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What you should know about Suramadu bridge!!!

Who has never heard the name of Suramadu Bridge? It seems like the majority of people know with this longest bridge in Indonesia. A bridge connecting the island of Java and Madura and can be said one of the great work of Indonesia. However, there are facts about the Suramadu bridge that you need to know. What is it?
Who has never heard the name of Suramadu Bridge? It seems like the majority of people know with this longest bridge in Indonesia. A bridge connecting the island of Java and Madura and can be said one of the great work of Indonesia. However, there are facts about the Suramadu bridge that you need to know. What is it?
What you should know about Suramadu bridge!!!

7 Facts of Suramadu Bridge you need to know


The bridge that connects between Surabaya and Madura is very beautiful if it is in the distant view of the night atmosphere.
So what are some unique and interesting things from Suramadu?

1. The company that builds Suramadu Bridge


Perhaps many still do not know that the Suramadu bridge was built by one of the major companies of China. China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) its name, a red plate construction company or its state-owned China. The company is headquartered in Beijing. The company has many major projects in various countries around the world.

Only if you ask if the architect of the Suramadu Bridge are also on their sides? The answer is not. As a gigantic project, the design and planning work of the Suramadu Bridge was conducted by the Agency for Assessment and application of Technology (BPPT) from 1993.

2. Being the 3rd longest bridge in southeast Asia


Suramadu Bridge length reaches 5.4 km. For this reason, in 2011, Guinness World Records crowned the bridge as the 3rd longest bridge in southeast Asia. The first of these is the Penang Bridge, Malaysia which is 13.5 Km long, and is followed by the Mawlamyaing Bridge, which is 6.6 km long. For the national scale, Suramadu Bridge until now is the longest bridge.


3. Become an exciting East Java tourism icon


Suramadu Bridge began to be built during the reign of President Megawati Soekarno Putri, in 2003. In 7 years, the bridge was finally completed and inaugurated by the President SBY in 2009. The building of a sturdy and strong bridge is now an interesting icon of East Java-Madura tourism.

At night time, the bridge is decorated with lights that make it even more beautiful. Along the bridge there are about 180 lighting lamps and equipped with 27 traffic lights. You can imagine how glittering at night. Two large pillars in the middle of the bridge are even said to resemble Tower Bridge in England.

4. Be fun for take pictures, be careful, can be crossed


This bridge is very admired by many people. No wonder if there are tourists who capture selfies in the bridge section. Either while crossing or it is an intention to just a photo.

But there are rules that you should keep when taking pictures at Suramadu Bridge. That is not to interfere with the smooth traffic. So the photo pizazz and soon passed. Because the toll road, this bridge is certainly solid vehicle. Especially when the atmosphere of Mudik flows, the police will soon cross the rider who is caught stopping and the photographs on the bridge.

5. There is also the mystery story of Suramadu Bridge


Behind the splendor, there is also the mystery story of the Suramadu Bridge. Although these mystery stories are sometimes less obvious the source, but often circulated by word of mouth.

The first mystery is when starting a Pambangunan, during the erection or planting of the earth spikes on both sides of the island. Planting of Earth nails in Tambak Wedi village as the Madura landscape repeatedly failed. Similarly, in the landscape of Surabaya who also experienced the same thing. However, it can be solved after a ritual or supernatural approach.

In 2014 there was a continuous collision accidents involving 5 units of the car. Of the five cars, one of them is APV car and is the most severe. This car was disrepair and the driver died. It is said that the scene was previously appeared ghost of the Heron.

6. The surrounding area will be developed again


After Suramadu Bridge becomes the center point of attention then the surrounding area must be developed. As an iconic bridge, tourist potentials will also emerge. Therefore, the development agency of Surabaya-Madura (BPWS) together with the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) marketed Protek Investment development Suramadu area. Its investment value reaches Rp53,1 trillion.

The plans will be developed in the area of Suramadu. The construction of the Suramadu Flyover (KKJSM) and Madura Special Region (KKM) will be given special attention to the project.


7. Designed to be strong up to 100 years


The design of Suramadu Bridge is made as strong as mungkinagar can be durable and longevity. There are Total 650,000 tons of concrete reinforced with 50,000 tons of iron steel used to build this bridge. Its construction costs 4.5 trillion. It is estimated that this bridge will be able to survive up to 100 years ahead.

Amazing is not the fact about Suramadu bridge above? Surely as a citizen we must also preserve the development of our nation. Hopefully it can last more 100 years yes.

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