Hmm, the romance of crossing the Nyelong River using the ferry at the Nyelong Esplanade will terminate on 1 Nov 2008. So will the agony of the traffic jam and exhaust fume during the festive seasons' balik kampung (home coming) convoy.
The RM14.75 million Nyelong River Bridge project encompasses survey, investigation, design, construction, completion and maintenance. Additionally, the access road project on both sides cost RM7.89 million. The access road on the Bintangor side of the bridge will link to the Meradong-Pasi road to bring you to Bintangor town.
Construction began in Dec 2005 by the contractor Brooke Dockyard And Engineering Works Corporation (BDEWC). The design is by TCS Consultant who is appointed by the contractor.
The long awaited Nyelong Bridge at Meranti Road (near Nyelong Park) has officially opened at 7pm on 26 Oct 2008 with the removal of the wooden barricade.
The bridge means different things to different people. Firstly, the ferry operators have to find new jobs. The bridge can bring better economic and agricultural boom to the hinterland surrounding the bridge, better housing and land value appreciation, shorter commute times for business and leisure, faster travel time to the proposed TAR college or simply a weekend detour to eat the famous Bintangor rojak (salad in prawn paste) and buy Bintangor oranges.
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