Recreation to Suramadu Bridge. Suramadu (the abbreviation of Surabaya – Madura) is a bridge across the Madura Strait connecting Java and Madura Island. This bridge can be an alternative as recreation destination for tourists. With its total length reaching 5,438 meters, Suramadu Bridge becomes the pride of transportation infrastructure in Indonesia as it is the first and longest bridge to connect two islands and definitely is the next modern landmark of Indonesia after Monas in Jakarta.
The construction was done separately at three different sides. In both Bangkalan (exactly in Kamal) and Surabaya (exactly in Kenjeran) the causeways were built to connect the local road to the bridge, while in the middle the main bridge and the approach bridge were also built.
This two ways bridge contains two lanes, one emergency lane, and one motorcycle lane for each direction.
The bridge was built by a consortium of Indonesian companies PT Adhi Karya and PT Waskita Karya working with China Road and Bridge Corp. and China Harbor Engineering Co. Ltd. The total cost of the project, including connecting roads, has been estimated at 4.5 trillion rupiah (US$445 million).