I got very curious when someone mentioned in the other thread that the first of the six bridges to be constructed by Morubina, the developer of the project, has been completed. I had to make a trip to the site to have a look for myself to satisfy my curiosity.
The nearest access to the bridge is probably from Waller Court, where you have to park your car at the end of the road near the sewage treatment plant and take a short walk to the river bank where the bridge is located.
I was hoping to see something more aesthetically pleasing but was I disappointed! It is an eyesore. It makes a mockery of the world-renowned bridge and icon of San Francisco.
The bridge they are raving about - a ghastly looking steel structure sitting on exposed massive chunks of concrete It's a crude imitation of the real thing at best.
I wouldn't have minded if they didn't call it the Golden Gate Bridge. And to think that they are planning to build five other 'famous bridges' across the Kinta River, my god!
Judge for yourself from the pictures whether Kinta River is better off with or without bridges like this.
1. The signboard proudly posted by the river between the bridge and the apartment/hotel site.
2. The structure itself is out of proportion and does not make structural sense. The ultra-thin cables and vertical H-support are for show only and do not provide support to the structure.
Notice the base structure of the bridge is very similar to the structure supporting the pipe crossing the river in the lst picture.
3. Sunset view
4. Deck of the pedestrian bridge
5. Bridge viewed against the lush background of the tree-lined riverbank.
6. Riverside scenery with Gunung Cheroh in the distance
7. Jogging path along the river
8. Actual Golden Gate Bridge - beautifully proportioned and is fully supported by the steel cables, thus the name, suspension bridge.