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PUPR Develops Judesa, A Hanging Bridge Technology

by Sebastianus Epifany Monday, January 15, 2018 - 16:34

JAKARTA - The Ministry of Public Works and Housing (PUPR) through research and development agency (R & D) develops innovative infrastructure technology that is the technology of Judesa Hanging bridge (Bridge for Asymmetric Village).

Judesa is one of the breakthroughs to increase , which in turn will encourage rural economic development. Judesa could connect villages or remote areas which separated by natural conditions such as rivers, slopes, hills, or ravines.

The technology development is also the implementation of the third President Jokowi Nawacita's which is to build Indonesia from the periphery by strengthening the regions and villages within the framework of the unitary state.

"The suspension bridge is very necessary for connecting the villages, or sub-districts. Actually, the need of hanging bridges is prodigious, up to thousands both in Java and Outer Java. In 2018, it's targeted to build 300 units of bridges," revealed President Indonesia Joko Widodo (Jokowi) as reported in pu.go.id (15/1/2018).

Judesa is a hanging bridge for pedestrians or motorcyclists in the village with low cost and its implementation development involves the local community. Judesa is able to accommodate spans of 30 to 120 meters.

For spans, less than 60 meters using an asymmetrical type one pylon is spanning over 60 meters using two pylons or called a double asymmetrical type. The use of one pylon is intended to reduce the material cost of the bridge structure and provide ease of development. Construction takes about 120 days.

Judesa has several advantages that make it very fit to be applied in remote areas, that is flexible and economical. The advantages among others are the material is prefabrication so it can be prepared to be sent to the location. Then a modular bridge system that provides ease of development with community self-help.

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