That’s right! The second Penang bridge is currently undergoing the final touch ups before the official launch by the Federal Government. 99% of the construction work has been completed.
According to the Managing Director of Jambatan Kedua Sdn Bhd, Datuk Dr Ismail Mohamed Taib, the RM4.5 Billion bridge will be wrapped up and ready for public use by the 8th of November 2013 which is early next month. He also added that public are able to use the bridge for FREE in the first month. (Toll rates are not determined yet)
On the other side, this newly built bridge will not be affected by the earthquake as it is designed to withstand quakes measuring 7.5 and above on the Richter scale.