The Highest Bridge In Southeast Asia - Tukad Bankung

photo @fabiankiby
This bridge is located in the village of Pelaga, near the Nung Nung Waterfall. In Balinese, "tukad" means "river" and "bangkung" means "old."
The bridge is 360 meters long and 6 meters wide. Its tallest support pillar stands at 71.14 meters high. During construction, it was estimated that the bridge's lifespan would be 100 years. Engineers also considered the possibility of earthquakes in Bali, so the bridge is designed to withstand a 7.0 magnitude earthquake on the Richter scale.
photo: Badung, The Soul Of Bali
Tukad Bangkung was meant to replace the old bridge, which was located 500 meters south, further down the river. The descent to the old bridge was extreme and very unsafe, especially during the rainy season.
Approximately 49 billion rupiahs from the Bali provincial budget were spent on the construction.
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