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4 Bridges That Get Attention in Surabaya

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Bridges in Surabaya also able to attract tourists from various regions. Travelers have visited one of them?

So, Surabaya is not only famous as the City of Heroes. The city which has icons of Sura (shark) and baya (crocodile) fish has a number of iconic bridges.

These bridges have characteristics that are not found in other bridges. In addition, this bridge is also often used by the people of Surabaya to take pictures to spend the weekend.

Besides being built magnificently, this bridge also has beautiful architecture. Around the bridge there are twinkling lights to a beautiful garden.

The Surabaya City Government is also serious about building and maintaining bridges. Not surprisingly, the people of Surabaya feel at home to visit this bridge.

Here are four bridges that stretch stout and iconic in the city of Surabaya:

Suroboyo Bridge equipped with dancing fountain (Photo: Deny Prastyo Utomo/detikcom)

1. Suroboyo Bridge

The Suroboyo Bridge is located on Jalan Raya Pantai Lama, Kenjeran Village. Bulak District, Surabaya. The bridge which was inaugurated in 2016 is famous as an icon of the city of Surabaya.

This bridge stretches proudly, has a length of 800 meters with a width of 18 meters and a height of 12 meters which is supported by 150 piles.

This bridge was designed directly by the Mayor of Surabaya, Tri Rismaharini. The design of the bridge is built in a circle with a view of the fountain in the middle.

Usually, the Suroboyo Bridge is crowded with people on weekends. What’s more, before the COVID-19 pandemic, the bridge often featured dancing fountain attractions.

In addition, this bridge is also the best spot to see sunrise to sunset in the city of Surabaya. The Suroboyo Bridge also offers a beautiful view of Kenjeran Beach.

Minister of Social Affairs Tri Rismaharini's dream to inaugurate the Sawunggaling Bridge and Joyoboyo Surabaya Intermodal Terminal has finally come true.  Today, the former Mayor of Surabaya inaugurated the public facilities that were built when he was in office.Sawunggaling Bridge (Photo: Hilda Meilisa Rinanda/detikcom)

2. Sawunggaling Bridge

The new Sawunggaling Bridge was inaugurated Saturday (1/5/2021). This bridge attracts the attention of residents because of the beautiful colors of the lights.

The Sawunggaling Bridge connects and facilitates public access to the Joyoboyo Intermodal Terminal in Surabaya.

In addition, this bridge connects the west side of Jalan Raya Wonokromo with Jalan Gunungsari Surabaya. This bridge is often used as a place for people to take pictures.

If you are lucky, at Sawunggaling Bridge, you can usually find colorful fountain shows. These lights look beautiful and decorate the city of Surabaya.

One of the objectives of the construction of the Sawunggaling Bridge is to overcome the narrowing on Jalan Raya Wonokromo.

galuh end bridgeUjung Galuh Bridge (Photo: Zaenal Effendi/detikcom)

3. Ujung Galuh Bridge

The name Ujung Galuh is closely related to the early history of the city of Surabaya. This bridge was designed directly by the former mayor of Surabaya, Tri Rismaharini.

The choice of the name Ujung Galuh is based on the history of the Majapahit era. The bridge in the middle of the city stands majestic and beautiful with twinkling lights around it.

Not only that, near the bridge there is also a mini garden that can be used as a sweet photo spot.

This bridge connects Jalan Ngagel with Jalan Darmokali. In addition to beautifying the city of Surabaya, the construction of the bridge is expected to help break down congestion.

The Suramadu Bridge Toll Gate, heading from Surabaya to Madura, was packed with motorists who wanted to go home ahead of Eid al-Adha.The Suramadu Bridge Toll Gate, heading from Surabaya to Madura, was packed with motorbikes heading home ahead of Eid al-Adha (Photo: ANTARA PHOTO/Zabur Karuru)

4. Suramadu Bridge

Who does not know the Suramadu Bridge? This 5.4 kilometer long bridge connects the cities of Surabaya and Madura.

The longest bridge in Indonesia is currently quite busy for people who want to go to Madura or vice versa.

Before there was a bridge, the people of Surabaya had to cross the ocean by ferry for 30 minutes to get to Madura. But now access is only taken for 15 minutes.

The bridge of pride and one of the icons of East Java was inaugurated in June 2009. Many people deliberately took selfies with the background of this bridge.

This article has been published in detikJatim. For information and news about Surabaya, Malang, and areas in East Java, click here.

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