Palu IV Bridge

Palu IV Bridge

Jembatan Palu IV
Palu Landscape (Bridge Yellow) - panoramio (1).jpg
Palu IV Bridge in 2010
Coordinates0°53′8″S 119°51′32″E / 0.88556°S 119.85889°E / -0.88556; 119.85889Coordinates: 0°53′8″S 119°51′32″E / 0.88556°S 119.85889°E / -0.88556; 119.85889
CrossesPalu River
LocaleCentral Sulawesi, Indonesia
DesignArch bridge
Total length250 m (820 ft)
Width7.5 m (25 ft)
Height20.2 m (66 ft)
OpenedMay 2006
Collapsed28 September 2018

The Palu IV Bridge was an Indonesian suspension bridge that was located in city of Palu in the Indonesian province of Central Sulawesi. It spanned the Palu River, directly at its mouth in Palu Bay, and thus connected the districts of Besuru (East Palu) and Lere (West Palu).

The Palu IV Bridge was the first arch bridge on Sulawesi. It was inaugurated in May 2006 by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and had two yellow arches, the middle pillar stood on a small river island. The total length was 250 metres (820 ft), the maximum height of the structure 20.5 metres (67 ft) and the width 7.5 metres (25 ft).

On 28 September 2018, the bridge was hit and destroyed by the 2018 Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami.[1]

The government announced that it would rebuild the bridge, taking earthquake safety factors into account.[2] The Japanese development agency JICA is supporting the reconstruction with 2.5 billion yen.[3]


  1. ^ Video Gempa Donggala, Jembatan Palu IV Primadona Sulawesi Tengah Roboh, retrieved 30 September 2018 (in Indonesian).
  2. ^ "Ministry to Rebuild Quake-broken Yellow Bridge in Palu". 2018-10-25. Retrieved 2018-10-25.
  3. ^ Bawono Yadika: Kementerian PUPR Bangun Kembali Jembatan Kuning Palu. In: 22 June 2019, retrieved 4 October 2019 (in Indonesian).

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