Stamps Classification: Malaysia
Architecture Stamp; Malaysia Bridge Stamp
Malaysia Historical bridges will be the theme of Pos
Malaysia's first batch of special collector stamps this year, to
be issued on Thursday at all Post Malaysia offices nationwide.
Bridges are an important element in establishing
communication links between towns and cities that are separated
by difficult terrains or rivers. The role of bridges has been
important in the economic and social development of Malaysia
enabling transportation links in moving people and goods.
This series showcase these innovative bridges. This collection
of historical structures that have played a major role in the
growth of industries like tin mining, rubber and the overall
economy of the nation are given due recognition.
Four historical bridges in Malaysia are featured in the stamp
designs. The stamps, 50mm X 30mm in size is printed in sheets of
20 on SPM watermark, phosphor coated paper and are available in
30sen, 2 designs for 50sen and RM1.00 denomination. The city of
Klang is divided by the Klang River and was linked by the
Brickfield Bridge built in 1907. It was destroyed in 1941 during
World War II, resulting in great difficulty in transportation
and communication, especially for goods transported from Klang
Port to other cities. In 1958 a double decker bridge was
constructed, the first such bridge in Malaya, with a pedestrian
walkway at the lower half. This double decker truss girder
bridge was named the Kota Bridge (Jambatan Kota).
of Issue : 28-Feb-2008
Bridge Klang: Another historical bridge in Malaysia.
is one of the oldest bridge in Malaysia's Klang Valley region.
It was built in 1948 by the British. The bridge is located in
Jalan Dato' Mohd Sidin (Federal route ) near
Connaught Bridge Power Station in Klang Selangor. During
Connaught bridge, at one time, only one vehicle can cross the
river. No lorry could pass it because it was limited to car, van
and small vehicle only. While on the bridge, you will heard the
sound of wood 'cracking'! Feel quite afraid! I have experienced
crossing through the wooden bridge in 1993-1994. In 1995
the wooden bridge was replaced by a concrete box girder bridge.
Connaught Bridge Power Station
Connaught Bridge Power Station
is one of the oldest power stations in Malaysia. The
station has nonetheless kept in constant move with changing
times. It is today one of the most efficiently run in the
country, producing clean and reliable electricity in a
quality-based, performance-driven environment benchmarked at
globally competitive standards.
The Station has an installed generation capacity of 895 MW, the
third largest of seven sister TNB power plants in the country.
The power is produced through a combined-cycle block producing
315 MW, and 4 x GT13E1 open cycle gas turbines of 130 MW each.
part of the Generation Division of the
TNB Group of Malaysia, it shares and operates in
support of the parent groupís targets and objectives. At the
station level, this is achieved through its own strategic
objectives and approach towards operational excellence.
The station operates in full compliance with all regulatory,
safety and environmental requirements through the processes of
Total Quality Management as applicable to a power
station of excellence, guided by global aspirations.
The station goes about its business responsibly, taking into
account strategic objectives, the interests of employees, the
local community, the environment, shareholders and other
Connaught Bridge Power Station is committed to continually
improving its processes to exceed customer and stakeholder
expectation whilst complying with all statutory and regulatory
ARTICLE: PROTECT OUR OLD BRIDGE FROM CORROSION
Corrosion is a
serious threat to the long function and integrity of a steel
bridge. Structural steel will corrode if left unprotected or
inadequately protected from the natural environment. This
corrosion can take the form of general uniform thickness loss of
concentrated pitting depending on exposure to the environment
and the steel design detail.
Corrosion is a
time-based process that generally takes several years to develop
deterioration significant enough to cause concern. For this
reason, corrosion is often considered an ownership or
maintenance issue. While this may true in practical terms,
corrosion is most appropriately addressed by specification of a
proper corrosion protection system during the bridge design
It has been
shown that corrosion played a significant role in the
catastrophic collapse of bridges - Silver Bridge in 1967 and the
Mianus Bridge in 1983. Therefore, corrosion is not an issue to
be taken lightly by the bridge designer.
important to place the issue of corrosion in perspective.
Corrosion is a concern beyond steel bridges alone. Because
reinforced concrete and prestressed concrete bridges also employ
steel components in their design, this bridges are also
susceptible to the effects of corrosion. It can be reasonably
argued that although steel bridges tend to show the outward
effects of corrosion more readily than concrete structure,
steel bridges are inherently easier to inspect and maintain than