|Other name(s):||Mahakam II Bridge|
|Beginning of works:||1995|
|Status:||collapsed (26 November 2011)|
|Function / usage:||
Tenggarong, East Kalimantan, Indonesia
Samarinda, East Kalimantan, Indonesia
|Coordinates:||0° 26' 39.33" S 117° 0' 11.15" E|
|main span||270 m|
|total length||710 m|
|26 November 2011||
While performing maintenance on the bridge, a suspender cable ruptures causing the catastrophic and complete collapse of the bridge deck. At least 18 persons are killed and 39 injured.
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The Kutai Kartanegara Bridge (also known as the Mahakam II Bridge) was an Indonesian suspension bridge that was located on the island of Borneo in Kalimantan Timur, crossing the Mahakam River and connecting Tenggarong and Samarinda.
The 710-metre-long bridge, which featured a 270-metre-long suspended section, was intended to resemble San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge. Construction on the bridge commenced in 1995 and was completed in 2001. It was the longest suspension bridge in Indonesia.
On 26 November 2011, the bridge collapsed only ten years after it was completed, killing at least 20 people and injuring 39.
The bridge was constructed by state-owned builders PT Hutama Karya at a cost of Rp 150 billion (US$16.4 million).
On 26 November 2011 at approximately 4:30 pm (local time), while workers were performing maintenance on the bridge, a support cable snapped and the structure suffered a catastrophic failure. The roadway fell into the 50-metre-deep Mahakam River below, leaving only the two bridge towers and some support cables remaining. At least 20 people were killed and 40 were injured, with an additional 19 people reported missing.
A replacement arch bridge was built in 2013 and formally opened in December 2015.
Relevant Web Sites
- Erster Einsatz des GEWI®-Stabes Ø63,5 mm in Indonesien. Kutai Kertanegara I-Hängebrücke, Tenggarong, Kutai, Ost-Kalimantan, Indonesien. In: DSI Info, n. 11 ( 2002- 2003), pp. 7.
- First use of 63.5 mm dia. GEWI® Bar in Indonesia. Kutai Kertanegara I Suspension Bridge, Tenggarong, Kutai, East Kalimantan, Indonesia. In: DSI Info, n. 11 ( 2002- 2003), pp. 7.
- Première pour le GEWI® Ø 63,5 en Indonésie. Pont suspendu Kutai Kertanegara I à Tenggarong, Kutai, Kalimantan de l'est, Indonésie. In: DSI Info, n. 11 ( 2002- 2003), pp. 7.
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