Tukad Bangkung Bridge
The Tukad Bangkung Plaga Bridge, located in Plaga Village, Petang District, Badung Regency, is the highest bridge in Southeast Asia. The highest pillar of the bridge stands 71.14 metres tall, while the foundation pillars are 41 metres underground. This bridge has a length of 360 metres and a width of 9.6 metres. Construction of the bridge began in 2001. Then, on April 28, 2007, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono declared it operational. The bridge that connects the two hills is extremely stunning at this height. The Badung, Buleleng, and Bangli towns are linked by this bridge. The Tukad Bangkung Bridge is 6 kilometres shorter than the previous one.
Things To Know Before Visit Tukad Bangkung Bridge
This bridge has features that may not exist on other bridges. Not only being the highest bridge, this bridge is also very sturdy. The construction of this bridge uses “balanced cantilever” technology. Estimated service life of this bridge can reach up to 100 years.
Another specialty is the construction of the bridge which is an earthquake resistant construction with a strength of 7 skara Richter. Not only that, the design of the bridge which was deliberately made without a roof so that residents or tourists who pass through the bridge can enjoy the beautiful scenery.
Visitors who pass this bridge can enjoy the green natural scenery because there are valleys and hills around it. The cool cold air makes visitors even more interested in coming to see the river with clear flowing water under the bridge
If you want to get to this place, your trip will take about 80 minutes from Ngurah Rai or as far as 56 km from Denpasar City.
Initially, the reason for the Badung Regional Government making this bridge was not as a tourist attraction. However, it turns out that the public’s very high interest in coming to visit this bridge has made it a tourist attraction.
Especially when it’s a holiday or there are certain holidays. Many visitors come with family or friends to enjoy the beautiful natural panorama.
The Tukad Bangkung Plaga Bridge provides a parking area so you can visit it using a private vehicle. Not only the parking area, on this bridge there are also stalls selling various foods and drinks.