Longest glulam bridge under construction in Putrajaya, Malaysia

The longest glue-laminated (glulam) timber pedestrian bridge is currently being built in Malaysia and will complete in December this year.

Spanning across 47 metres in length and 3 metres in width, the glulam bridge featuring local timber species will link Precinct 1 and Precinct 16 in Putrajaya.

The RM1.8 million bridge is a collaboration between the Malaysian Timber Council (MTC) and Perbadanan Putrajaya (PPj).

“This project will strengthen MTC’s effort to encourage and promote the use of timber as well as share the advent of technology in timber engineering among builders and specifiers while building bridges of fruitful cooperation with Perbadanan Putrajaya,” said MTC Chief Executive Officer, Datuk Dr Abdul Rahim Nik.

“I am very excited about this project and our collaboration with MTC. The pedestrian bridge will be of great benefit to the residences here,” said Perbadanan Putrajaya president Datuk Seri Hj. Hasim Bin Hj. Ismail.

myGlam Sdn Bhd, a member of The Association of Malaysian Bumiputra Timber & Furniture Entrepreneurs, has been appointed as the main contractor for the bridge’s construction.

Glulam is a high strength engineered timber product comprising layers of dimensioned timber bonded together with durable, moisture-resistant adhesives. The technology enable large pieces of timber to be constructed and bent into various shapes and sizes.