Siti Nurbaya Bridge is a bridge that stretches 156 meters over the Batang Arau River, Padang City, West Sumatra. This bridge connects between downton and Seberang Padang. By taking the name from the title of a classic novel, Siti Nurbaya as Marah Rusli’s creation, the bridge is an access to Mount Padang. It was built in 1995 and inaugurated in 2002.
The Siti Nurbaya Bridge connects Padang City with the old city which is in the area of Mount Padang. The old city contains old buildings from the Dutch era, Chinese villages with lots of traditional houses with distinctive red colors and large statues. Under the bridge, there is the Batang Arau estuary, which ends at the Padang beach itself. There are old ships and boats that are leaning on the edge of the bridge making this location very interesting to visit, as if you were somewhere else outside Indonesia.
The Siti Nurbaya Bridge is not too far from Minangkabau International Airport, because it can be accessed in 30 minutes by public transportation or private vehicles. By visiting this bridge, you can also enjoy the old town across the bridge and enjoy the sunset from Padang Beach which is not far from the Siti Nurbaya Bridge.