Launched at 11.11pm on the 11th of November (11.11.17) by His Excellency The Governor Of Sarawak, Tun Pehin Sri Haji Abdul Taib Mahmud with a beautiful fireworks display. It became an iconic landmark enhancing the beauty of Kuching City which attracted tourists from all walks of life, both locally and abroad.
6 consultants participated in the design competition in early 2012. A 335-metre long “S” shape cable stay bridge supported by twin 48 metres high inclined towers was chosen. The government approved the project on 9 September 2012. SEDC appointed PPES Works – Naim Land JV as a Turnkey Contractor.
Detailed Planning Submission was approved on 20 August 2013 and launching was held at DUN building. SPA approved plan was issued on 27 September 2013 and the site was handed over on 20 December 2013.
As the project is first of its kind implemented, there is a requirement for a Peer Review on the design. Local Engineers, Singapore, Australia and Schlaich Bergemenn Und Partner, Germany was called to study the design. Revised construction drawings were issued on 28 December 2015, resulting in major changes to the original design where the metal thickness were increased and the requirement of the tune mass dampers were done to reduce the bridge movement behaviour to Class 1.
The Darul Hana Bridge which means a place of peace and tranquillity, in Arabic, is part of the State’s development plans on infrastructure connectivity and, in this case, linking Kuching City North and Kuching City South and both sides of the banks.