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Pulau Bunting Bridge is located in Yan district, Kedah.

My friends and I heard about the construction and its location, but we never went there.
So this day we went to this location. Upon arrival there were not many people there, except a few fishing hobbyists. The place was quite quiet and there are fencing preventing people from using cars. Even it was block with high bumps which is difficult to motorcycles too. But it could be overcome as small motorcycles are not difficult to get through.
We walked for almost 2km.
The bridge is beautiful. It was noon and it was really very hot, upon coming back to the mainland we paid motorcylist to sent back.
It was quite an exciting experience .

It was built in the year between 2002 to 2005 by the Malaysian Public Works Department (JKR) while the main contractor was Gamuda Berhad.

The bridge connects the island, Pulau Bunting to the mainland of Kedah. Bridge design type is an arch cable-stayed bridge with a main suspended span of 80 m in length and approach spans of pre-cast concrete box beam spans of 30 m in length. Its width is measured at 13.0 m wide.

The total span length across the island is 2.3 km long, comprises of :
Causeway (island to the bridge)=0.1 km, Bridge=1.8 km and Causeway (mainland to the bridge) =0.4 km.

Sadly, the bridge is now remains underused since it became a white elephant and has been widely criticised for the facts that it had served no purpose of linking to an unpopulated island which incurred a project cost of RM 7 billion.

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