Bridges


Name of the famous clock tower in the City of Jambi.

Name of the famous clock tower in the City of Jambi.

The below video shows the construction phases of the famous clock tower / bridge combination in the City of Jambi. The construction was started in July 2012 and was completed in Jan. of 2015. Read our previous article about the clock tower with this link, to obtain information on the origin and meaning of “Gentala Arasy.”

Indonesians are very proud of projects like this. It gives them a sense of development and a step up toward a more modern lifestyle.

Jembatan Gantung (hanging bridge)

In the Village of Tanjung Muara Semayo

Bridge Over the Tabir River

Bridge Over the Tabir River

There are times when we get to enjoy crossing rivers on foot bridges. These bridges can be quite intimidating the first time you cross them, especially when they are missing a few boards here and there.

Another intimidating experience on these bridges is when motorcycles come across the same time you are crossing them. Motorcycle traffic is frequent on the one pictured here, and when it happens, pedestrians must stand to the far side and hang onto the cables so the motorcycles can pass behind them.

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Crossing the Batanghari River

Batanghari River
This picture was taken from the north shore in the City of Jambi.
The far side of the river is the WTC Mall.
The far upper left is Ancol, from where you can ferry your motorcycle across.

You can get across the Batanghari River in the City of Jambi in less than 5 minutes with a ketek (boat). The location for doing this is Ancol, also known as Tanggo Rajo.

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Greatest Dangers for Tourists in Indonesia—the Roads

Coal truck turned over just north of Sarolangun, in the Jambi Province of Indonesia.

Today we saw 2 large trucks turned over and a 3rd one that had been in a serious accident—in which the driver and passenger most likely died.

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Batanghari River Bridges

This bridge is located on the west side of the City of Jambi. It’s called Aur Duri I, or Batanghari I.

For crossing the Batanghari River, the City of Jambi has two bridges. One on the west side of the city and one on the east. These bridges have two names that are commonly used:

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