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A Third Bridge Costing RM260 Mln To Be Built In Klang
October 18, 2007 23:09 PM


SHAH ALAM, Oct 18 (Bernama) -- A new bridge costing RM260 million spanning Sungai Klang will be built next year to overcome traffic congestion in Klang town, said Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Mohamad Khir Toyo.

He said rapid development in the royal town necessitated the building of the bridge, the third for Klang..

"The Public Works Department can have it ready in three years," he told reporters after opening the Selangor Peoples' Progressive Party (PPP) convention here Thursday.

He added that it would be built some distance away from the existing two bridges, which are only about a kilometre apart.

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Work begins on third Klang bridge


8 August 2014

KLANG: THE residents of Klang can now look forward to better traffic flow as construction of the third bridge has just started.


The third bridge which links Jalan Sungai Bertih, Jalan Tanjung Shawal and Jalan Goh Hock Huat is expected to be completed by July 13, 2016.


The state Public Works Department director Datuk Hamizan Mohd Inzan, who was at the groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, said the construction of the bridge is expected to reduce traffic congestion at the two main bridges in KIang — Kota bridge by 20 per cent and Tengku Kelana bridge by 40 per cent.

Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim, who was present, said upon completion of the 2.5km bridge, motorists travelling from places like Port Klang, Banting and Sijangkang can avoid the congested Klang town.


“This project is a priority for us as the two existing bridges are unable to cope with the 200,000 vehicles daily,”


The bridge, which features a yacht and a keris, will start at the Teluk Pulai junction and end at Jalan Goh Hock Huat.


Khalid said Cergas Murni Sdn Bhd had been selected as the contractor for the project after an open tender was carried out from March 19 to April 22.


The company, which won the project with a bid of about RM200 million, was picked among the 23 bidders that took part in the open tender,” said Khalid.


More: http://www.nst.com.my/node/21183
 

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http://s2.paultan.org/image/2015/06/Klang-third-bridge-1-850x487.jpg
Found the article on Paultan.org ...

Klang third bridge – first phase to finish July 2016
By Jonathan James Tan 18 June 2015 10:00 am

The first phase of the long-delayed Klang third bridge, joining Jalan Sungai Bertih, Jalan Tanjung Shawal and Jalan Goh Hock Huat, is expected to finish in July 2016, reports the New Straits Times.

According to Selangor Public Accounts Committee acting chairman Ng Suee Lim, about 30% of the works have been completed at a cost of RM199 million, comprising piling works and the foundation beam.

“We expect the bridge to reduce congestion from the two main bridges in Klang by at least 60%. The bridge can accommodate about 120,000 vehicles in a day. Motorists travelling from Port Klang, Banting and Sijangkang will be able to avoid the traffic congestion once it is complete,” he told the English-language daily.

“The cost for the second phase is about RM320 million, and if all goes well we will begin next year with the construction works. We expect that it will be complete in 2018,” added Ng.
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Also see NST 17 June 2015, "First phase of Klang third bridge to be completed in July 2016"
 

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A long delayed missing link!

Let me try a different approach in highlighting the keywords:

Klang third bridge – first phase to finish July 2016
By Jonathan James Tan 18 June 2015 10:00 am

The first phase of the long-delayed Klang third bridge, joining Jalan Sungai Bertih, Jalan Tanjung Shawal and Jalan Goh Hock Huat, is expected to finish in July 2016, reports the New Straits Times.

According to Selangor Public Accounts Committee acting chairman Ng Suee Lim, about 30% of the works have been completed at a cost of RM199 million, comprising piling works and the foundation beam.

“We expect the bridge to reduce congestion from the two main bridges in Klang by at least 60%. The bridge can accommodate about 120,000 vehicles in a day. Motorists travelling from Port Klang, Banting and Sijangkang will be able to avoid the traffic congestion once it is complete,” he told the English-language daily.

“The cost for the second phase is about RM320 million, and if all goes well we will begin next year with the construction works. We expect that it will be complete in 2018,” added Ng.
I've always thought that going from Kapar / Meru / Setia Alam / Bukit Raja side to Port Klang / Pandamaran / Taman Chee Leung / Bukit Tinggi side takes hours (not that I go often, just to point out the lack of connection between two places with geographical proximity). You either have to opt for Klang downtown (so jammed), or North Port (so far!)

Now with this direct link, two neighbouring areas are gonna be nearer than before!

p/s: The same dilemma happens to our buses. Putra Heights is so close to Bandar Puteri Puchong, yet if you take bus you need to go through Proton, Batu Tiga, Asia Jaya, Mid Valley, change a bus to Old Klang Road, Jalan Puchong, Puchong Jaya and spend hours before you reach what is 15 minutes away by car.

Ok now there's LRT for this specific missing link. But similar situations are still happening elsewhere. Say from Subang Perdana (around Skypark) to Sungai Buloh. By bus you will need to go through Asiajaya, change at Central Market and proceed to Kepong first. I hope this madness will be rectified soon. Without proper connections, how to encourage ridership and reduce congestion?
 

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So All of those cable and arches in the render are just decoration and aren't load bearing?
 

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Now with this direct link, two neighbouring areas are gonna be nearer than before!
It is not a direct link. In fact it is just 2 km north of the "new bridge" enter via the same Jalan Kapar and still route traffic back to the already strained Persiaran Raja Muda Musa. Either from the infamous Taman Gembira junction and then the infamous Bayu Perdana junction or discharge traffic from the also infamous Simpang Lima circle to both Persiaran RMM and Jalan Tanjong Laboh which both reached their limit since a decade ago.

Funny thing is Persiaran RMM which has 4 commuter stations running parallel for 2 decades is "under stressed" for the last 2 decades.
 

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^^I detoured to that area a few days ago. Looks like the Northbound bridge completed. The Southbound bridge has still some way to go. Pixs below ...



It's a segmented box girder, constructed cast in situ as cantilevered spans.

RM230m third Klang Bridge to be ready by mid-2017, Azmin says

KLANG, Oct 25 — The third Klang Bridge project costing about RM230 million, aimed at easing traffic congestion and dispersal in the area, is expected to be completed by mid-2017.

Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali said the bridge across the Klang River with the project fully funded by the state government, would not only reduce traffic congestion involving public vehicles, but also heavy vehicles heading to North Port and West Port.

“The state government through the Selangor Public Works Department, as the implementing agency, has given out a big allocation to build this bridge as Klang town is rapidly developing, with extraordinary congestion.”

He said this at a press conference after officiating at the construction works of the Third Klang Bridge at the project site, here, today.

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THE much-awaited third bridge in Klang is expected to be opened to motorists within the next two weeks.

Although some minor touch-up work was still going on, checks on Wednesday revealed that the bridge was ready for use.

A state Public Works Department representative said the work on the structure was complete and roads connecting to it from both ends were ready.



Klangs third bridge will connect Jalan Goh Hock Huat from the north to Jalan Sungai Bertih.

“The bridge will connect the northern and southern parts of Klang through Jalan Goh Hock Huat and Jalan Sungai Bertih to Persiaran Raja Muda Musa, respectively.

“Once opened, it is expected to reduce the traffic load of the two other bridges, especially during the peak hours,” he said.

He added that final touches on the bridge, including lining and resurfacing certain sections of the bridge, were being carried out.

The StarMetro team experienced a smooth and comfortable journey on the bridge during a trial run by the department.

Signboards indicating direction and routes from the bridge were already in place at both ends of the bridge.

A set of traffic lights at the junction of Jalan Goh Hock Huat leading to the bridge had also been installed.

It is learned that the state Public Works Department, which carried out the RM220mil project, was waiting for installation of electricity supply.

Unlike the two other bridges, Jambatan Kota and Jambatan Musaeddin, motorists will not be able to get a view of the town centre while travelling on the third bridge because of its location.

It was reported earlier that the completion of the bridge was delayed twice and it was first reported that the project would be delayed by six months to December 2016 because of technical problems.

In November 2016, the State Assembly was told that the bridge would not be completed by the end of December 2016 and would take another 51 days to finish following complications in land acquisition and the relocation of a temple.


Read more at http://www.thestar.com.my/metro/com...o-motorists-in-two-weeks/#SLElO7XkcoUV0fEo.99
 

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What happened here?

Where's the cable. Yacht and keris thinggy?
 
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