Bali not only has a variety of interesting natural destinations. Tukad Bangkung Plaga Bridge is one of the infrastructure at the same time Bali tourist attraction which you should know too.
In addition, another infrastructure that is no less amazing in Bali is the toll road above the sea which is the first in Indonesia.
This time we will discuss further about the Tukad Bangkung Plaga Bridge which is claimed to be the highest bridge in Southeast Asia. Curious right?
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Tukad Bangkung Bridge
The Tukad Bangkung Plaga Bridge, located in Plaga Village, Petang District, Badung Regency, is claimed to be the highest bridge in Southeast Asia. Pillar The highest bridge of this bridge reaches 71,14 meters with the foundation of the bridge pillars 41 meters below the ground.
This bridge has a length of 360 meters with a width of 9,6 meters. Construction of this bridge began in 2001.
Then at that time by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono who inaugurated its use on April 28, 2007.
The bridge that connects the two hills at this height is amazing. Some areas connected by this bridge are Badung, Buleleng, and Bangli.
When compared to the old bridge, the Tukad Bangkung Bridge cuts the distance by 6 km.
The construction of this bridge aims to replace the old bridge which is located 500 meters to the south of the new bridge.
The cost for the construction of this bridge is IDR 49 billion using a multi-year system that comes from the Bali Provincial Budget.
This bridge has features that may not exist in other bridges. Not only being the highest bridge, this bridge is also very sturdy. The construction of this bridge uses technology "balanced cantilever". Estimated service life of this bridge can reach up to 100 years.
Another specialty is the bridge construction which is an earthquake-resistant construction with a strength of 7 skara Richter. Not only that, the design of the bridge which was deliberately made without a roof is for residents or tourists who pass through the bridge to enjoy the beautiful scenery.
Visitors who pass this bridge can enjoy the green natural scenery because there are valleys and hills around it. The cool cold air makes visitors more interested in coming to see the river with clear flowing water under the bridge.
To the location
If you want to get to this place, your trip will take about 80 minutes from Ngurah Rai or as far as 56 km from Denpasar City.
History & Attractions Tukad Bangkung Bridge
Initially, the reason the Badung Regional Government made this bridge was not as a tourist attraction. However, it turns out that the public's very high interest in coming to visit this bridge makes it a tourist attraction.
Especially when on vacation or there are certain holidays. Many visitors come with family or friends to enjoy the beautiful natural panorama.
Tukad Bangkung Plaga Bridge provides a parking area so that it can be visited using a private vehicle. Not only the parking area, on this bridge there are also stalls selling a variety of food and drinks.
Apart from being an alternative tourist attraction, the function of the Tukad Bangkung Plaga Bridge is as a liaison for several areas in Bali.
Therefore, the Provincial Government of Bali has always been active in maintaining this bridge.
The real proof of the maintenance of this bridge was last November 2020. The local government has made improvements to the existing trails barrier on the iron part of the bridge barrier and is now using hollow iron.
The government also carried out repainting to remove the dull impression on this bridge. In addition, it is also to remove the scribbles of irresponsible persons.
When we visit a place, it will be very good if we keep the existing public facilities and don't damage them.
That's a little review about the sturdy and majestic Tukad Bangkung Plaga Bridge. Hopefully add to your insight. If you go to Bali, don't forget to visit this bridge or just cross it.