Putrajaya is a planned city, 25 km south of Kuala Lumpur, that serves as the federal administrative centre of Malaysia. The seat of government was shifted in 1999 from Kuala Lumpur to Putrajaya, due to overcrowding and congestion in the Kuala Lumpur area. Nevertheless, Kuala Lumpur remains Malaysia's national capital, being the seat of the King and Parliament, as well as the country's commercial and financial centre.
Putrajaya has often been called the “intelligent garden city” because of its commitment to the preservation of nature. 70% of its landscape consists of gardens, lakes and parks. There are 13 different gardens ranging from botanical to wetland and the main landscape consists of a 600-hectre man made lake.
There are 8 bridges within Putrajaya and two of the notable bridges include Putra Bridge which was inspired by the famous Khaju Bridge in Isfahan , Iran and the Seri Wawasan Bridge which is a modern cable-stayed bridge.
Putra Bridge is located along the northern side of Persiaran Perdana. It connects Precinct 1 to Precinct 2. It has a span of 435m and 4 octagonal towers with observation decks. It has an Islamic architecture inspired by Khatu Bridge of Isfahan.
Seri Perdana Bridge
Seri Perdana Bridge is located along Lebuh Perdana Barat. It connects Precinct 8 and 10 to Precinct 1. It has a span of 370m and 8 decorative arches which acts as rest areas or observation decks. It has an Moorish Islamic architecture.
Seri Wawasan Bridge
Seri Wawasan Bridge is located along Persiaran Barat. It connects Precinct 8 to Precinct 2. It has a span of 240m but no observation decks. It is a cable-stayed bridge and structured steel tie back with its concrete pylon measuring 96.6m. It has a modern look with a 5.1m wide walkway. It looks different from most bridges. This is the most beautiful bridge in Putrajaya which has a different looks from different angle. Its mirror axis/plane can be seen from Wawasan Square.
Seri Bakti Bridge
Seri Bakti Bridge is located along Lebuh Perdana Selatan. It connects Precinct 1 to Precinct 16. It has a span of 270m with minarets outside the safety railing. It has an Islamic architecture.
Seri Bestari Bridge
Seri Bestari Bridge is located along Lebuh Ehsan. It connects Precinct 2 and 18 to Precinct 16. This bridge to me is the most normal looking bridge with no minaret nor pavilion. It is said that it has pre-stressed cables in the ground beams.
Seri Saujana Bridge
Seri Saujana Bridge is located along Lebuh Sentosa. It connects Precinct 8 to Precinct 4. It is said that this bridge is the first in the world to combine the arch and cable-stayed techniques.
Seri Gemilang Bridge
Seri Gemilang Bridge is located along the southern side of Persiaran Perdana. It connects Precinct 4 to Precinct 5. It has a span of 240m, an Islamic architecture and made of steel.
The Pedestrian Bridge
Somewhat resembling a butterfly, this bridge is actually a pedestrian or footbridge specially designed for pedestrians and cyclists crossing the Putrajaya Lake to enjoy the scenic beauty of the surrounding area.