Southeast Asia's First Tower Drawbridge
The Kuala Terengganu Drawbridge, also known as Jambatan Angkat Kuala Terengganu, is a bascule bridge that encompasses the entire the mouth of the Terengganu River in Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia. After Sultan Mahmud Bridge, Manir Bridge, and Pulau Sekati Bridge, this is the fourth works as an intermediary in the Kuala Terengganu City area that spans the river. The tower drawbridge connects the development of the North and South Estuaries to the existing Kuala Terengganu. This will help to alleviate traffic congestion and disperse traffic in urban areas.
The Terengganu tower drawbridge spans 638 metres. Its 76-meter-long bascule can be raised and lowered with counterweights to allow vessels to pass beneath it. This drawbridge will be an iconic structure for Kuala Terengganu, in keeping with the city's vision of becoming a sustainable and viable "Coastal Heritage City" (Bandaraya Warisan Pesisir Air). As a gateway to the new Kuala Terengganu City Centre, it regulates traffic flow (KTCC). It is a recognisable landmark structure with a central bascule span surrounded by four towers and two skybridges. The Skybridge can function as an observation platform, a Sky Café and Restaurant, and a gallery.
Kuala Terengganu Drawbridge also provides faster alternate routes and entrances to the city from the airport. It will be the primary catalyst for the development of a commercial centre by bringing consistent traffic to the Kuala Terengganu City Centre (KTCC), promoting the shipbuilding industry, and avoiding segmentation issues between the two estuaries. Its iconic design will undoubtedly make it a tourist attraction, boosting the tourism industry in Kuala Terengganu.