The Brunei government has announced that the Temburong Bridge opened to traffic ahead of schedule on March 17.
The largest infrastructure in Brunei, the 30-kilometer bridge connects the Muara and the Temburong districts and shortens travel time between them to about 15 minutes.
The 11.8-kilometer CC4 section of the bridge, featuring more than 1,990 prefabricated-structured spans, the most in the world for a bridge of this kind, was contracted by China State Construction Engineering Corporation (China State Construction).
Compared with traditional bridge engineering, the section used fully-precast assembly construction which is energy conservative and environmentally friendly by reducing dust and concrete as well as limiting impact on the virgin forest.
The whole bridge included 7,626 prefabricated piles, 1,926 prefabricated pile covers and 9,650 prefabricated T-shaped beams. Each of the components weighs dozens of tons.
With an achievement of over 8 million safe man-hours in 2019, the project earns an outstanding award for international security from National Security Council of the United Kingdom. The project was also listed as a typical foreign investment and cooperation case by the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China.
The Temburong Bridge in Brunei links the Muara and the Temburong districts. [Photo/sasac.gov.cn]
The Temburong Bridge is currently the largest infrastructure in Brunei. [Photo/sasac.gov.cn]
(Executive editor: Wang Ruoting)