YAB Dato' Seri Utama Hj Mohamad Bin Hj Hasan Ground Breaking For Construction of The New Rantau-Siliau Bridge Project, Seremban District, Negeri Sembilan.
Dura Technology Sdn Bhd is yet to set another new national record with this “51m single span motorway bridge” in Jalan Rantau-Siliau, Seremban. This is the third bridge of UHPdC in this state. The ground breaking ceremony is officiated by Menteri Besar Negeri Sembilan YAB Dato' Seri Utama Hj Mohamad B. Hj Hasan on 24th May 2012 alongside with JKR Negeri Sembilan Director Dato’ Ir Dr Roslan. The event took place at the bridge construction site that sees around 250 guests. The contractor for this bridge, Midland Classic S/B also present.
The existing bridge has been serving the community and villagers since 1950’s. It is the main connecting bridge to and from Siliau to Seremban town. However, the pillars of this bridge were badly damaged by crashing logs and huge flashflood in the 1980s. Repairing efforts to repair the pillars were taken by JKR Seremban to prolong the service life of this bridge, even so, another flood hit after a heavy long rain in year 2008. Evaluating from the damage and risk of this bridge posed to the public and the fact that this bridge has become incompatible with the immense growing traffic load over the decades and the increasing amount of heavy vehicles that use this road. Thus, JKR Seremban proposed to build a new UHPdC bridge to replace instead of repair. The main reason UHPdC was proposed as the material of this bridge mainly stem from the need of a pillar-free bridge with very minimal maintenance and the shorter time of construction. This 51m bridge is purportedly to be done and open to public use within 12 months from the starting of construction to minimize the traffic congestion and problems caused by diversion while construction is at work. Dura Technology Sdn. Bhd. is very excited to take on this new challenge and to create another milestone with UHPdC Technology while serving the community.