Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Jambatan Tamparuli in 1954

Construction of the Tamparuli Bridge by British North Borneo in 1954.

Jambatan Tamparuli 1954
Circa 1954. Photo source: 1Suara Sabah

Tamparuli suspension bridge
Tamparuli bridge: October 31, 2009


de engineur said...

Lesson: Way back in 1950-ies, we only have locals to construct bridges and structures that last till today.

Today the locals are crying foul that immigrants (and illegal ones) are taking away the jobs from them.

But don't get influenced by what I said. Look around you and make your own judgement.

rainfield61 said...

I bet you that you were not there back in 1959.

de engineur said...

@rainfield61 - u are right. I was born long after that.
I'm just amazed that this low-laying bridge is still in absolute perfect condition after many years of pounding by logs, and strong current every time the river swell.

Wak Gelas™ said...

wak pon dh penah sampai jambatan tamparuli ni jugakk. ahhhaks

Truli Anglers said...

It is rumored that a lady was kidnapped and buried under this bridge... I wonder if there was a photo of it too.. :)

de engineur said...

@Truli Anglers - Heard of that, too. Legend has it that the poor lady cursed the bridge such that it would be very slippery and not safe for use. Ever since, the river/bridge takes its victim (sacrifice) every other year.

Is it true?