This might be the last few photos taken of the Bridge as it will soon have a new look. Construction is going on at the moment. So friends from Miri and Sibu do enjoy these photos!! The one lane bridge with its historical traffic light and Shell Police traffic controller would soon be HISTORY.
But it has been a "boon" to the people of Miri in general and a special short cut for the residents of the Piasau camp - the residential area of Shell senior employees which is equivalent to "a tropical dream resort under coconut trees" actually.
In olden days this bridge also provided a short cut for people who needed to go to the Miri Hospital located at the tip of the spit, especially those who had to come from Pujut. The Nightingale, the ferry operated only until 11 p.m. Thus anyone requiring medical attention had to use the bridge. It had saved quite a few lives!!
A recent sign board put up here to prevent people from jumping into the river at the bridge....Could this also help prevent suicide?
Wong Meng Lei (Rajang Basin) in a serious mood.......
A slim "pedestrian" walking towards Miri City....Note the good quality Sarawakian wooden planks.
Blue signboards of Miri....Many drivers visiting or passing through Miri find it hard to EXIT from the city. Some maps should be put up in vital points to show new "visitors" where to go to reach Brunei or Bintulu......Some signs like "This route to Asean Bridge" or "This route to Miri/Bintulu Exit" would help. Furthermore when asked many young locals also find it difficult to describe directions because they only speak the local dialect or Bahasa Malaysia. And of course some may be helpful and some not helpful at all. "Don no " is often the answer. Try asking!
I shall miss the nostalgic bridge in the future.....