Excitement Arises as Mount Bromo's Glass Bridge Nears Grand Opening

Monday, 25 September 2023 - 03:28
Excitement Arises as Mount Bromo's Glass Bridge Nears Grand Opening The beautiful look of Bromo's Glass Bridge from far. (Photo: Rizky Putra Dinasti/TIMES Indonesia)

TIMES JAZIRAH, PROBOLINGGO – Excitement is arising as the Head of Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park (TNBTS), Hendro Wijanarko, announced the long-awaited opening and inauguration of Mount Bromo's glass bridge. They said it sets to take place in October this year.

This exciting revelation indicates that construction progress for the rest area or shuttle area near the Mount Bromo Glass Bridge has reached over 90 percent completion. "The information points to October 11, 2023," Hendro confirmed on Friday (22/9/2023).

This sentiment was shared by Septi Eka Wardhani, Head of the Administrative Affairs Division at TNBTS. While news of the opening date in October has emerged, the official letter has yet to arrive, leaving room for possible changes. However, it remains highly likely that the inauguration of the Mount Bromo Glass Bridge will take place this year.

In addition to the natural wonders of Mount Bromo, the government has introduced a new attraction: the Mount Bromo Glass Bridge. The construction of the glass bridge itself was completed in 2022, followed by the development of the adjacent shuttle area.

Spanning across Seruni Poin Hill, the Mount Bromo Glass Bridge stands out as one of the latest tourist attractions in the Mount Bromo region. Remarkably, it claims the title of being Indonesia's very first glass bridge, extending 120 meters in length, 1.8 meters in width, and soaring to a height of 80 meters above the ravine.

Engineered with a robust structural design, the Mount Bromo Glass Bridge utilizes a support system featuring drilled piles and sumuran. Furthermore, it boasts a suspended bridge floor structure made of laminated glass for added safety, consisting of two or more layers.

The bonding system of the glass bridge employs one or more layers of laminations or interlayers, with a total thickness measuring an impressive 25.55 mm.

Guaranteeing the safety of visitors remains the paramount concern. To this end, the Mount Bromo Glass Bridge is equipped with double protection steel, consisting of galvanized steel coated with epoxy paint to ward off rusting.

With such specifications, the Mount Bromo Glass Bridge can easily withstand a load of up to 9 tons and accommodate 100 people simultaneously. Consequently, visitors can explore this remarkable attraction with unwavering confidence, secure in the knowledge that safety is the top priority for the park's management.

As the October opening date approaches, Mount Bromo's Glass Bridge promises to be an incredible addition to the already stunning natural beauty of the region. Visitors and tourists alike can look forward to experiencing a thrilling adventure and breathtaking views from this remarkable feat of engineering and design.

Whether you're an adrenaline junkie seeking a thrilling walk across a transparent bridge or a nature enthusiast eager to take in the mesmerizing vistas, the Mount Bromo Glass Bridge is set to become a must-visit destination for anyone looking to explore the wonders of Indonesia. So mark your calendars for October and get ready to embark on a memorable journey through this incredible landmark.(*)

Writer : Khodijah Siti
Editor : Khodijah Siti

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