Sibu - sizing up the
t's no easy feat to build a bridge over the mighty
The first Sibu bridge over Rejang River was the 1.220km Lanang Bridge which opened on 24 April 2006. The RM$180M Lanang Bridge is 6km from Sibu downtown whereas
The government appointed the 1st consortium to build the bridge at a cost of RM95.8M and construction started in Mar 1999. The contractor did not complete the bridge within the stipulated time period of 34 months and was given six extensions (total 18 months). A new contractor started work on the bridge in May 2004 and was given 18 months to complete it costing RM26.4M.