Today Asia opens new horizons, new possibilities and new cultures. On its territory there is a Pearl. This is the Pearl of Asia -Penang Island that is situated to the north-west of the Malay Peninsula. This is a Paradise. Go and admire God’s creations.
Despite the relatively modest size (about 300 sq km), the charming and cheerful Penang has become one of the most visited resorts in Malaysia. Here the man’s deeds cannot be compared to the incredible masterpieces created by nature - exotic scenery, majestic mountains of Penang Hill, the white sand beaches and the boundless expanse of forests and oceans. Within this beauty that is worth seeing, a bridge is placed. The island is connected to the mainland by it. The length of the grand bridge is 13.5 km, and it is the third bridge in the world according to its length. The reason of its building should be looked for in the history of the island. Up until 1786 the island of Penang was uninhabited and belonged to the Sultan of Kedah at that time the British colonists decided to find new trading routes. The island has a good geographical position, being located at the intersection of trade routes from Asia to England, and it became the first conquest of the British in Malaysia. In 1786 the island's capital was founded, Georgetown, named after the Emperor of England. Some numerous ethnic groups living on the island have left here a unique historical heritage. It is a modern touristic resort that offers all the possibilities to those that have come. This is an unforgettable spot, but still the most amazing place is the Penang Bridge. This is the symbol of this Paradise. If you adore making wonderful pictures, you should leave everything and hasten to Penang. You should take a taxi and come to the bridge that offers amazing views of Georgetown and the port. Do not hurry to leave the place because the sunset allows to penetrate into the Kingdom of Complete satisfaction and Happiness .Just keep in mind that the stopping of vehicles on the bridge is forbidden, so it's better to come back here by a bicycle or a motorcycle.
When the bridge was originally constructed, the central span had six lanes, while the rest of the bridge had four lanes. Lately the entire bridge has been widened to six lanes. When we speak about the bridge specifications then the height of bridge above water is 33 m; the speed limit is 80 km/h. The Bridge has become very attractive because of its design. A walk along the bridge on foot makes you relish from the silence of this romantic place and believe that you are on the same level with God: between the sky and the earth.
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to something refreshing.
This is the place that gives birth to love and continuity to any relationship.
Different cultures have different traditions linked to bridges.
The Russians consider that the newlyweds should walk along a bridge as a symbol of a new period in life.
Chinese bring their children when they go the first time to the kindergarten believing that they will become honest, courageous, and always high-spirited.
The concept of the Bridge The bridge represents an artificial structure, erected over a river, lake, spilling water or any other obstacle.
It is generally built across the road or a river.
In many cases it joins two borders.
The bridge is one of the oldest engineering inventions of mankind.
The Structure of The Bridge Typically, bridges are made up of spans and supports.
Spans are used to transfer loads and the perception of their supports, they can settle the roadway, pedestrian crossing, the pipeline.
Spans are composed of supporting structures: beams, trusses, diaphragms (cross-ties) and the actual roadway slabs.
The spans are usually straightforward, but if it is necessary they are given a complex shape: spiral, ring, etc.
Forms of supports can be quite diverse.
Intermediate supports are called bulls, coastal - foundations.
Foundations are used to connect the bridge with the approach embankments.
Materials for bridges are metal (steel and aluminum alloys), natural stone, wood and rope.
Types of Bridges All the bridges can be divided from two points of view: By Application: Rail bridge Automotive bridge Metro bridge Hiking bridge Combined bridge By construction: the beam, the spacer , the combined.
Dozen of huge bridges connect different cities and countries.
Hundreds of people drive along them and do not even notice their beautiful architecture.
When we speak about the place where the greatest number of the longest bridges are situated you are going to be surprised to learn that the winner is China.
Still the longest bridge is Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge(1.
991 m) situated in Japan.
The design of the bridge is double-hinged beam system stiffness to withstand wind speeds up to 80 m / s, the seismic activity of up to 8.
5 on the Richter scale and withstand strong sea currents.
The second longest bridge is Xihoumen bridge in China (1.
The cost of the expenses has raised to 2.
48 billion yen (approximately U.
$ 300 million).
The third longest can be found in Denmark and is the Great Belt Bridge (1.
Still the most reliable Bridge is to be found in China once again.
This is Tsing Ma Bridge(1.
They say that it will be safe even when there are typhoons.