Pintasan Saloma

BCI Asia Awards Top 10 Malaysia Architect 2021

The project is part of the master plan of Kampong Bharu, aiming to create pedestrian connectivity between the vibrant, traditional village of Kampong Bharu and the modern KLCC; as well as to other pedestrian links in Kuala Lumpur that go all the way to Bukit Bintang City Centre and Tun Razak Exchange (TRX). It is also set to create a new public realm in the city to promote a healthier and Greener urban lifestyle through the use of public transport, walking and cycling. Against the backdrop of Petronas Twin Towers, and crossing one of the major intra-city highways, Pintasan Saloma is expected to be visible and significant enough to gain public traction and awareness of the promoted lifestyle.


The main part of the project is a single span bridge of 69 metres to avoid the highway and the river below. This demanded careful structural design and logistic planning. Building over a live highway required substantial coordination among various technical trades and stakeholders to ensure public safety, compliance and minimal disruption to the city’s operation. The construction plan to overcome these challenges included off-site fabrication of modular segments that minimised in-situ activities on the constrained site. The logistics and routing of delivery of the modular segments had to be carefully planned as well to negotiate the narrow streets of Kampong Bharu. The sequencing and timing of construction were precisely coordinated to mitigate project delays.

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Project Name
Pintasan Saloma
Kampung Bharu across Klang river and AKLEH Highway, Malaysia
Completion Date
October 2019
Clearance below
7 metres
3 metres
Bridge Length
69 metres
Kampong Bharu Development Corporation (PKB)
Architecture Firm
VERITAS Architects Sdn Bhd
Principal Architect
Azril Amir Jaafar
Civil & Structural Engineer
Azman Lim & Associates Sdn Bhd
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer
Meinhardt (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd
Quantity Surveyor
Perunding DMA Sdn Bhd
Management Contractor
Ahmad Zaki Resources Berhad (AZRB)
Micro-piles Subcontractor
Cylonix Geotechnics Sdn Bhd
Steel Works Subcontractor
SediaBena Builders Sdn Bhd
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