The Straddling Snaking Bridges of Putrajaya – Connecting Lives and Livelihood Part 2
Seri Gemilang Bridge
Meanwhile the Seri Gemilang Bridge has the span of 240 meters and it is considered as a ceremonial bridge. Seri Gemilang Bridge serves as the main entrance to the inner city and more importantly it is the main link between the Core Island (Presint 4) and Presint 5.
This bridge is located at the southern end of the Persiaran Perdana. It is an exquisite landmark in Putrajaya serving as the main entrance to the Core Island from the south for motorists and pedestrians. The bridge is made at a main span of 120m long and two spans 60m at each end making a total length of 240m. There are dual three lane carriageways of total 10.5m each comprising of 3 x 3.5m width for the lanes. The deck level varies from RL 34m at abutment to RL 36.75m at centre of the bridge. It has two distinctive towers and specially-designed lamp elements dotting the bridge. The special features of the bridge include balusters fabricated from precast stone, specially designed lamp posts, and distinctly designed towers.
Seri Bestari Bridge
Finally, the Seri Bestari Bridge, also known as Jambatan Seri Bestari, is a large bridge in Putrajaya, Malaysia. The eastern end of the bridge starts in Precinct 16 and the western end starts near Wisma Putra on Core Island.The bridge has a total length of 152.6 meters with a main span of 60 meters.
The bridge spans the lake and the promenades, connecting Presint 16 at the eastern side and Wisma Putra on the Core Island side. It is a continuous structure where the piers are supported monolithically to the pilecaps. The main span is 60m long and two adjacent spans 35m each together with two 11.3m approaches make the total structure length of 152.6m. There are dual two lane carriageways, 3m median, walkway and cycle track.
Seri Bakti Bridge
The Seri Bakti is one of the main bridges spanning the protocol route. The bridge links the secondary road to the Deputy Prime Minister’s Residence, connecting the Government Presint in the north to Presint 16 in the south.
The concept design was developed from several shorter span, with a precast pretension “Super-T” beam slab deck with spans up to 35m. The total structure length is 270m. There are dual two lane carriageways, 2m median, walkway and cycle track.
Seri Bakti Bridge is a 370 metre link in Presint 1, the Government Precinct. It connects the Government offices to the Deputy Prime Minister’s Residence. It also connects the Government Precinct with Precinct 16 and spans across Putrajaya Lake. Seri Bakti Bridge consists of nine spans. Unlike the other bridges in Putrajaya, the Seri Bakti takes a more minimal approach to its design, which carries elements of Islamic architecture.
It has many planter boxes of colorful flowering plants being placed along the bridge. Selected plants are lined up in the central meridian of the bridge to lessen the glare of headlights from on-coming traffic at night. Seri Bakti Bridge has a stretch of articulated railings and lamp posts dotting along the bridge. Each and every pier of Seri Bakti Bridge has minaret-type pavilions being constructed. It is indeed an elegant landmark in Putrajaya.
Seri Setia Bridge
Seri Setia Bridge is the link between Presint 4 on the Core Island and Presint 19 . Its location at the south-eastern end of the Persiaran Perdana makes it a landmark and the main route to the core island from the south-east.
The bridge design consists of seven spans of 30m between pier centrelines. It is dual three lane carriageways of total 10.5m width each and 0.5m width of marginal strip. The median width is 3m and walkway with cycle track. The following features of the bridge help embellish its beauty, namely, the precast fascia panel, planter boxes on the median, railing with architectural features and illumination with decorative lighting.
Credit: Some of the excerpts of this article are taken from colour-of-putrajaya.blogspot.com