Jokowi Inaugurates First Cable-Stayed Arch Bridge in Indonesia
jpnn.com, BANJARMASIN - President Joko Widodo, accompanied by the Minister of Public Works and Public Housing, Basuki Hadimuljono, inaugurated the Sei Alalak Bridge in Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan on Thursday (21/10).
This is the first cable-stayed arch bridge in Indonesia and is estimated to last for 100 years.
Jokowi said this bridge would strengthen the connectivity between regions in South Kalimantan, facilitate transportation flows, and increase efficiency for logistics, which would also encourage economic growth in the vicinity.
"I hope this bridge is used as well as possible to generate and promote productive activities in the community so that the people can really feel the impact," said Jokowi.
The former Jakarta governor revealed that the 850-meter-long Sei Alalak Bridge was built on a budget of Rp 278.4 billion.
"I heard that people have been impatiently waiting for the inauguration of this bridge because it has a very important function as the main access of Banjarmasin to various cities in South Kalimantan and Central Kalimantan," said Jokowi.
Minister Basuki said the Sei Alalak Bridge was to replace the 30-year-old Kayu Tangi 1 Bridge and would become the main access point of Banjarmasin.
"Because of the swamp area, it costs a bit more to find hard soil for the foundation up to 70 meters, but this curved cable innovation is the first in Indonesia designed by the Directorate General of Highways," said Basuki. (mcr18/mcr20/jpnn)
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Jokowi has inaugurated the Sei Alalak Bridge in Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan, which is the first cable-stayed arch bridge in Indonesia.
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