A total of 9 bridges link the different precincts in Putrajaya, and 7 of them connect the Mainland to the Core Island surrounded by the lake.
Initially, I wanted to cover all the 9 bridges, but later I decided I would just highlight the more interesting ones. So far, I have blogged about 3 of them. You can check them out by clicking on the links below.
Part 1 : Seri Wawasan Bridge
Part 2 : Seri Gemilang Bridge
Part 3 : Pedestrian Bridge
In this Part 4, I would cover one of my favourite Putrajaya bridges - Jambatan Seri Saujana or the Seri Saujana Bridge.
Looking rather impressive, this Seri Saujana Bridge is located at the main entrance into the Core Island from the South via the B15 road and the KL-KLIA highway.
It links Precinct 4 of the Core Island to Precinct 7 on the Mainland.
If you are still wondering why there is an island in Putrajaya, well, it was man-made. In creating the Putrajaya Lake, the earth was dug up around a piece of land and filled with water. This piece of land is now the Core Island and it is separated from the mainland around it by the Putrajaya Lake.
To reach the Core Island, you would of course, need bridges! And so a total of 9 bridges were built. Ingenious? Or a total waste of money? I shall leave that to you! LOL!
I walked under the bridge. It looked pretty majestic from here, almost like a giant spaceship hovering above my head.
Further ahead is another bridge - the Putrajaya Monorail Suspension Bridge.
Unfortunately, this Monorail Suspension Bridge was left uncompleted. The project was 'suspended' due to financial constraints. More about this bridge in another post.
Can you see another bridge behind the Monorail Bridge? Looks familiar? That's the Seri Wawasan Bridge which I already blogged about in Part 1.
The above photo combines the Seri Saujana Bridge on the left and the Putrajaya Monorail Bridge on the right.
At a length of about 300 metres, the Seri Saujana Bridge is a unique combination of cable stay and steel arch design.
Don't you think it looks beautiful with its unique design? By the way, did you notice those small little balconies for people to stand to admire the view from the bridge?
It was already late evening when I took these photos of the bridge.
Luckily, it didn't rain although it did drizzle a little bit. I was afraid of a heavy downpour earlier while I was at the Pedestrian Bridge in Precinct 5.
Another beautiful view of the bridge spanning the Putrajaya Lake.
I wanted to climb up the bridge and walk on it. But first, I took some photos of the evening sunset scenery. Wonder who lives in this house? Must be great to have such a nice view of the lake!
The sun setting in the horizon.
Before it started to get dark, I quickly went up the Seri Saujana Bridge.
The architectural design looked amazing from here. It seemed kind of futuristic to me.
Look at those cables!
The evening sky with beautiful clouds provided an awesome background!
A magnified view of the structure.
More photos of this awesome bridge to take advantage of the beautiful sunset sky!
I almost wanted to stand in the middle of the road to take photos, but I guess this is good enough. I love this angle! It makes the bridge looks even more amazing.
The bridge is made up of dual three lane carriageways and has a total width of about 32 metres.
I guess covering four bridges in a day is more than enough. It's time to leave Putrajaya, although I should have just stayed on to capture those bridges at night.
Surely they will be colorfully illuminated at night! Oh well, maybe I will do that next time.
I returned to Putrajaya a week later to capture the remaining bridges. Of course, I did not just go Putrajaya to take pictures of the bridges. That would be crazy! But visiting all the bridges were part of my agenda, and it was truly satisfying! LOL!
Don't miss Part 5 where I will blog about the Putrajaya Monorail Bridge.