The Bali Strait Bridge is a proposed road and railway bridge between Java and Bali in Indonesia.
The earliest proposal goes back to 1960, with the Tri Nusa Bimasakti plan to link the islands of Sumatra, Java and Bali.
The Bali Strait is 2.4 km wide at the narrowest point. By comparison, the longest bridge in Indonesia is the Suramadu Bridge (5.4 km), while the proposed Sunda Strait Bridge linking Sumatra and Java would have been 27 km.
Various government officials have proposed a Java-Bali Bridge over the years, but there has not been any serious consideration for the bridge, especially from the Balinese side.
Links and Resources
Bali Straits Crossing
Proposed bridge linking Java and Bali, design commissioned in 1996 by Dr William Brown at Brown Beech & Associates.
Bali Toll Road and Bali Strait Bridge Project & News – News and discussion at SkyscraperCity.
7 facts why Bali Strait Bridge can’t be built – [03/09/22]
“4. Hindu Mythology The history of Bali says that the island of Bali and Java must be separated.”
No plans to extend trans-Java toll road to Bali yet, official says – [25/06/20]
“With the Bali strait separating Java and Bali islands, Basuki’s comment unleashed speculations that a toll road built over water will be constructed. However, head of Bali Transportation Agency Wayan Samsi Gunarta said that there are no such plans yet.”
Re-emerging issue of Bali Strait connecting bridge
“After received harsh critiques in 2016, once more, a rumor about the construction of a bridge between Java island and Bali island has been sparking wildly since January 2020. Previously, Banyuwangi Regent Azwar anaz proposed a plan to build a connecting bridge to reduce vehicle queues in ketapang harbor.”
Bridge connecting Java and Bali? Banyuwangi makes proposal, Bali resists – [18/03/16]
“The Bali government is not on board with a recent proposal from the regent of Banyuwangi, East Java that a bridge be built through the Bali Strait, connecting Bali and Java.”
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