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The Second Penang Bridge is the longest bridge in Southeast Asia with a total length of 24 km. It connects Batu Kawan on the mainland of Malaysia with Seberang Perai and Batu Maung on Penang Island. It features a dual pylon cable-stayed structure with a main span of 250 m and a clearance height of 30 m above sea level. The bridge has a dual carriageway with two lanes and a separate motorcycle lane on each side, allowing motorcycles to cross the bridge safely.
The first Penang Bridge was opened in 1985 and was also supplied with mageba TENSA-MODULAR expansion joints. With this second crossing, the traffic congestion on the first bridge is significantly reduced.
mageba has supplied TENSA-MODULAR expansion joints of type LR2 to LR5 for the bridge, as well as TENSA-GRIP single gap expansion joints of type RS-B.
All TENSA-MODULAR expansion joints are designed with a special seismic protection feature which allows transverse movements of up to 200 mm. Four of the TENSA-MODULAR expansion joints are Type LR-LS (featuring noise reducing surface plates), especially suitable for locations close to residential areas.
The TENSA-GRIP single gap expansion joints of type RS-B are very robust and can hence very easily cater for the 100,000 vehicles crossing the bridge every day.
TENSA-MODULAR type LR & LR-LS, TENSA-GRIP Type RS-B
Anti-seismic design and noise-reducing sinus plates
UEM Builders Berhad, China Harbour (CHEC)