Putrajaya ~ The Bridges
There are eight bridges major bridges in Putrajaya an one pedestrian bridge each with its own unique design, reflecting the spirit of the city: Islamic, beautiful and modern. The bridges represents human creativity and is a summary of the three main types of bridges built since ancient times; beam, arch, and suspension.
Its hard tio define which is deemed as a main bridge, as there are many important bridges that connect the various important areas of this city. One thing is certain though, they are a popular attraction for visitors and photographers especially at night when they are all lighted up
Incidentally, the Malay word for bridge is "jambatan", so to pronounce say,
Seri Perdana bridge in Maly would be , "Jambatan Seri Perdana".
The Seri Perdana Bridge
The foot path is flanked by
railing and the roads median is lined by decorative street-lighting. At 375m
long, this would be the bridge that the Prime Minister probably uses most
often to go to his office.
This concrete bridge said to be inspired by the Khaju Bridge in Isfahan, in Iran, has intricate geometric designs spread over the columns covering large wall areas which are typical of Safavid design style.
Its magnificent attractions are the four minaret-type piers, complete with observation decks, overlooking the Putrajaya Lake.
The three-tier bridge connects the Government Precinct to the Mixed Development Precinct, with the upper level of the bridge forming part of the Boulevard, the main street in the capital.
This unique bridge provides
access to pedestrians, vehicles and a monorail at the lower level reserved
for the planned monorail system which is currently on hold. The jetty for
Cruise Tasik Putrajaya is at the foot of one of the bridge's eight piers.
The piers also accommodate fine dining restaurants within its main pillar
The Wawasan Bridge
The Seri Saujana Bridge
The Seri Gemilang Bridge
The balusters are fabricated from pre-cast stone and towers are topped with a crescent moon with a star.
A landmark bridge in Putrajaya
, it has dual three lane carriageways with pedestrian walkways on both sides
and ornamental lamp posts along the central divider. The bridge has a main
span of 120m long and two spans 60m at each end making a total length of
The Seri Bakti Bridge
Unlike the other bridges in Putrajaya, the Seri Bakti takes a more minimal approach to its design, which carries the usual elements of Islamic architecture. At each pier is a a minaret-type pavilion structure with an observation deck.
At each minaret, the Bougeanvilla is planted to transmit beauty within the planter boxes. In addition to that, other sun-loving shrubs and plants are grown to provide a fresh "greenness" along the bridge which incidentally tones down the harshness of the bridge's concrete structure. To further enhance the uniqueness of this bridge, articulated railings and lamp-posts which harmonise with the promenade architecture are put up all along the stretch of the bridge.
The bridge links the secondary
road to Seri Satria, the Deputy Prime Minister's Residence, connecting the
Government Precinct in the north to Precinct 16 in the south. The total
structure length is 270m, enabling a dual two lane carriageways, walkways
and cycle track.
Though not as attractive
as the other bridges, but being part of the protocol route, it is festooned
with red bougainvillea at its sides, with railings that is in harmony with
the promenade architecture.
Reflecting on the natural environment, this short (135m) unique looking footbridge consists of a butterfly-like arch with curved deck.
This double asymmetrical tubular arch bridge is specially designed for pedestrian and cyclist crossing the Putrajaya Lake to admire the scenic beauty of Putrajaya.
This site is
owned and managed by Capslock © 2014. All rights reserved.