|Two colorful villages will be built a glass bridge.|
STUDENTS of University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM) once again "build" Malang City. After Colorful Village Jodipan (KWJ) succeeded in attracting the attention of the visitor and improving the economy of surrounding community, UMM also cooperated with Malang City Government and Decofresh wall paint producer to build a bridge which connects Jodipan and Kesatrian Village.
Previously, Communication students’ UMM was the originator of KWJ. Nowadays, the turn of civil engineering students’ who are ready to design a bridge.
"There is a potential village next to Jodipan, namely Kampung Kesatrian which is also developed. So, it is needed a tool to connect the two of them," said Head of Public Relations of UMM, Rina Wahyu Setyaningrum, Wednesday (10/5).
Carrying a glass bridge concept as the application of its aesthetic value, the bridge which has 25 meters will stretch over Brantas River. Using reinforced concrete foundations, casting of cast concrete, and steel castella construction, the bridge is purposely designed for pedestrians. It has width 1.5 meters, both residents and visitors of both villages will feel comfortable through it although they must meet each other.
"So people will still feel loose," said Rina.
Started in April 2017, the construction of the bridge designed by Aji Pangestu and Khairul Ahmad, the bridge design team of UMM Civil Engineering Student would complete it within two months of workmanship.
"Laying the first stone was done. It will be completed in two months," added Rina.
Furthermore, Rina conveyed, the idea of building a suspension bridge of Jodipan-kesatrian village emerged when Kampung Jodipan continues to experience rapid development. UMM Rector, Fauzan, took the initiative to develop Kesatrian Village as well. Fauzan assigned the team to design the bridge.
"Initially there were three designs. After presenting to Abah Anton, it is selected one that is used until now," added Rina.
After chosen design of the bridge, then handling the construction of Jodipan-Kesatrian bridge submitted to the workmanship on the government of Malang. Various communications were built, including the Provincial River Hall, and Jasa Tirta.
"After the various processes, the permit was out," she concluded. (ard)