Have you visited Kuala Terrenganu recently? If you have, you couldn’t have missed the new drawbridge, currently still undergoing construction. Despite currently incomplete, the bridge is already attracting hordes of locals and visitors alike!
Located at the Sungai Terengganu estuary, the drawbridge is expected to be completed by April 2019. Many commented that it has a majestic structure, even stating that it is “just as outstanding” as the famous Tower Bridge in London, UK. As aforementioned, the bridge is already attracting crowds despite being incomplete, and food stalls nearby are already experiencing a surge in business! When it finally opens, the drawbridge will become a must-visit site.
- Cost: RM240 million
- Expected date of completion: April 2019
- Number of towers: Two four-storey towers
- Length: 638 metres
- Width: 23 metres
- Drawbridge span: 50 metres
Not Just A Pretty Face
Well, the bridge must have its own uses besides looking majestic. Judging by the crowd even when it’s not done yet, the bridge is expected to draw in more people after completion. As such, the bridge will help boost tourism rates and in turn, boost the economy. As it connects the two reclaimed sites on the north and south of Terengganu, it will also help ease traffic on Sultan Mahmud bridge. Boat companies may also profit if visitors wish to take pictures of the bridge from different angles, say in the middle of the river!
We can’t wait for the bridge to completed, and to show its full glory! What about you? What do you think of the bridge? Will you be visiting Kuala Terengganu after the bridge is up? Let us know in the comments below!