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Benjamin Sheares Bridge




Benjamin Sheares BridgeBenjamin Sheares Bridge, with Bayfront Bridge on the right (7 July, 2011)


Benjamin Sheares Bridge is the longest and tallest bridge in Singapore. The bridge connects the East Coast Parkway to the east, over Marina Bay with Sheares Avenue to the south. The bridge was named after Dr Benjamin Henry Sheares, who served as the second president of the Republic of Singapore from 1971 to 1981.

The Benjamin Sheares Bridge offers panoramic views of the downtown area of Singapore. It is twenty meters above the sea at its highest point. The bridge was constructed by Sato Kogyo construction company at a cost of S$177 million, and was opened to traffic on 26 September, 1981. It appears on the S$50 banknote.

Map of Benjamin Sheares Bridge

How to reach the Benjamin Sheares Bridge

By car, you would approach the bridge from the East Coast Parkway (ECP) from the east, and from the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) from the west. If your purpose is simply to view the bridge on foot, then take the Circle MRT Line to the Promenade MRT Station and walk from there.

Benjamin Sheares BridgePiers of the Benjamin Sheares Bridge (7 July, 2011)


Benjamin Sheares BridgeBenjamin Sheares Bridge (7 July, 2011)

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