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Barelang Bridge – Batam

May16
"Barelang Bridge - Batam"

Barelang Bridge - Batam

The Barelang Bridge (Jembatan Barelang) is a chain of 6 bridges of various types that connect the islands of Batam, Rempang, and Galang, giving the system its name.
The smaller islands of Tonton, Nipah, and Setotok (considered as parts of the Batam Island chain itself) connect Batam and Rempang. The bridge is an icon of the local area and is a popular tourism site. Some locals call the bridge Jembatan Habibie after Jusuf Habibie , who oversaw the project in construction, aiming to transform the Rempang and Galang islands into industrial sites (resembling present-day Batam).
However, the bridge site has grown more into a tourist attraction rather than a transportation route.

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Cikuda bridge

April22
"Cikuda bridge"

Cikuda bridge

This massive stone-arch bridge is the Cikuda bridge, which is located near the town of Jatinangor.

Perhaps, the most beautiful stone bridge the Dutch ever built in Indonesia, this bridge was once a part of the Rancaekek-Jatinangor branch, which had unfortunately been pulled up by Japanese Imperial Army during Second World War. And the line is among the dismantled railway lines in Indonesia which had never been relaid after Indonesia’s independence in 1945.

See more at here.

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