21st May 2011 marks a historical day for Dura Technology Sdn. Bhd. and Negeri Sembilan because it was the grand opening of the Kg. Linsum Motorway Bridge and the presentation of certificate by Malaysia Book of Record (MBOR) as a recognition that this is indeed Malaysia First Longest Ultra-High Performance ‘ductile’ Concrete. The guest of honor was the Menteri Besar of Neger Sembilan, YAB Datuk Seri Hj. Utama Mohamad Hj. Hassan. Also present, Datuk Ir. Dr. Roslan Md Taha, the director of Jabatan Kerja Raya Negeri Sembilan. There were around 500 guests that include the enthusiast and grateful villagers, JKR and state officers.
The beauty of this bridge is that it is the first application of bridge using Ultra-High Performance ‘ductile’ Concrete (UHPdC) in Malaysia. 50 meters in length, it is also the world’s longest single span UHPdC Bridge. Dura Technology also is the national record holder recognized by MBOR. This Bridge is a U-trough Girder and is a single span in 50 meters. There were no steel reinforcements used in the production of this marvel.
The guest of honor arrives to the bridge surroundings at 5.30pm and speeches were given with loud applauds from the floor. At 6.00pm, the Malaysia Book of Record official presented the certificate to the MB and Dr. Voo whom represented Dura Technology Sdn. Bhd. as a national record holder for this bridge. Thereafter, souvenirs were presented to YAB Datuk Seri Hj. Utama Mohamad Hj. Hassan from Dura Technology Sdn. Bhd. as token of appreciation. The Kg. Linsum Bridge were official opened at 6.30pm where many were celebrating of the achievements and the conveniences this bridge brings to the villagers. It was indeed a memorable day for Kampung Linsum in the Distrcit of Rantau, Negeri Sembilan, for Dura Technology Sdn. Bhd. and for Malaysia for having a big leap of achievement in the local concrete technology and wonders in the construction industries competitive to other developing countries and even some developed countries.