Jembatan Kuning or more familiar with Yellow Bridge is one of the tourism icon in Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan Islands. Why? because in addition to become one of the tourist destinations, this bridge is also intended to become a liaison between Lembongan and Ceningan islands. Yellow Bridge has been famous and some tourists who have vacation to Lembongan / Ceningan Island must come and pass the bridge while taking pictures with the island or a striking bridge as their background.
The yellow bridge was built in1996 and unfortunately the bridge collapsed in October 2016 which killed 7 people in that tragedy. Many people are regret about the collapse of Nusa Lembongan’s icon, both local community of Bali and tourists. Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan Island’s people use the yellow bridge as the transportation and economic access which is important for the daily life of Lembongan and Ceningan people because it is the only bridge that connects Lembongan and Ceningan Islands.
The Government of Bali Province submitted a proposal to the Central Government so that the bridge between Lembongan and Ceningan islands was immediately rebuilt. Mr. Sudikerta as the Vice Governor of Bali approached the proposal very intensely. The Central Government decided to allocate the budget of APBN funds. Then the bridge was built in November 2016 until March 2017. The Yellow Bridge was inaugurated by the Director General of Highways Ministry of Public Works and People’s Housing Arie Setiadi Moerwanto and the Deputy Governor of Bali Ketut Sudikerta on March 31, 2017.
Yellow Bridge has a width of 1.8 meters and 138 meters long consisting of three spans, the construction of the bridge cost up to three billion Rupiah or more. The bridge is only built specifically for pedestrians and motorcycles, Except in emergency conditions, only ambulances are allowed to cross the bridge. Unlike the previous bridge which uses wood as its base, a new yellow bridge is built using sturdy materials such as steel.
From the top of bridge, we can enjoy the natural scenery around the bridge either Lembongan or Ceningan Island. By crossing the bridge we can walk on Ceningan Island after being satisfied in Lembongan Island. In addition to being a means of access, the bridge is also used as one of the favourite photo objects of tourists both selfie and some even do pre-wedding photo session. People who have already passed the bridge admitted to linger on the bridge to enjoy the view of the clear beach under the bridge and the activities of fishing and boats that pass around the area of the yellow bridge.
How to Reach Yellow Bridge
- From Bali to Lembongan we can use fast boats which have Sanur – Lembongan as their destination. Many providers are offering fast boats at affordable prices and provide high security facilities and equipment. We highly recommend D’Camel Fast Ferry as the best boat transportation from Sanur to Nusa Lembongan
- When we have arrived at Jungut Batu harbor, we can rent a motorcycle or car along with its driver to drive us to the yellow bridge and other tourist attractions.
Having vacation in Nusa Lembongan is very fun, so that we can enjoy the beauty of nature by having a tour or adventure yourself with a motorcycle and explore around the island to find unique attractions or hidden beaches. In addition to the Yellow Bridge, a quarter of Nusa Lembongan area is mangrove forests. So, if you have holiday to Lembongan, and you have not visited mangrove forest and yellow bridge in this beautiful little island, your holiday will not feel complete.