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Kutai Kertanegara Suspension Bridge

General Information

Other name(s): Mahakam II Bridge
Beginning of works: 1995
Completion: 2001
Status: collapsed (26 November 2011)

Project Type

Structure: Suspension bridge
Secondary structure(s): Structurae Plus
Function / usage: Road bridge
Material: Steel bridge


Location: , ,
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Coordinates: 0° 26' 39.33" S    117° 0' 11.15" E
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Technical Information


main span 270 m
total length 710 m


pylons steel
deck truss steel


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.

Excerpt from Wikipedia

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.

Text imported from Wikipedia article "Kutai Kartanegara Bridge" and modified on 23 July 2019 under the CC-BY-SA 3.0 license.



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