Finally finished a huge project that has already been waiting for residents of Surabaya and Madura. Bridge connecting the island of Java with Madura Island along the 5438 meter has to be passed. During construction of this bridge involving more than 2,500 workers. Chinese side as well as contractors lender guarantees in terms of 100 years of Bridge Design.
Bridge was inaugurated by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on June 10, 2009. On that occasion, Yudhoyono told the Governor of East Java for the construction of this Bridge can accelerate development in East Java. The ceremony was held at the foot of the bridge side of the island of Madura, in the village of West Sukolilo, District Labang, Bangkalan.
On June 13, 2009 at 13:00, PT. Jasa Marga opened the toll lane Bridge to the general public. The trial period was announced for three days until June 17, 2009. During that time people did not pass through toll charges. Unlike other toll road concept, then at Bridge motorcycle is allowed to cross the toll lane. However, PT. Jasa Marga to apply regulations in accordance with Law No. 14 Year 1992 regarding Traffic, among others, the motorcyclist and a maximum of 2 persons required to wear safety helmets.
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Responding to the amount of wind power around the Bridge, Chief Executive National Road Central Region V, AG Ismail, explained that currently the Directorate General (DG) of Highways is preparing an early warning system that accompanied and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) on wind speed.
"Later, when wind speeds reach 30 kilometers per hour, two-wheeled vehicles are warned when going into the bridge, when the wind was 40 miles per hour then the motor should not be crossed, while the cars will be prohibited when wind speeds reach 65 kilometers per hour," he said .
Bridge Toll Rates
After the trial period ends then the manager of PT. Jasa Marga plans to impose a toll rates in accordance with the Decree of the Minister of Public Works No. 395/Kpts/m/2009 June 10, 2009.
Tariff Category I Vehicles (Cars, Jeeps, pickup, bus, or Angk. General)
Rp. 30 000;
Rates Vehicle Class II (two-axle truck)
Rp. 45 000;
Rates Vehicle Group III (three-axle truck with)
Rp. 60 000;
Rates Vehicle Group IV (Trucks with four axle)
Rp. 75 000;
Rates Vehicle Group V (with a five-axle truck or more)
While toll rates for Motorcycles Rp. 3000;