Benjamin Sheares Bridge


Benjamin Sheares Bridge

Bridges in Singapore


bridge_name = Benjamin Sheares Bridge
official_name = Benjamin Sheares Bridge
chinese_name = 薛尔思桥
locale = East Coast Parkway, Downtown Core, Singapore
carries = Motor vehicles and pedestrians
crosses = Marina Bay
mainspan =
length = 1.8km
width =
open = 1982
design = Viaduct
designer = Public Works Department (now CPG Consultants)
construction = Sato Kogyo and Chan Chee Wah Maunsell & Partners
Opened in 1982, the Benjamin Sheares Bridge (Chinese: 薛尔思桥, Pinyin: "Xūeěrsī Qíao"; Malay: "Jambatan Benjamin Sheares") is the longest bridge in Singapore, spanning 1.8 km, and the tallest, at 20 m. It is named after Dr Benjamin Henry Sheares, the 2nd president of the Republic.

Built over reclaimed land by construction company Sato Kogyo, the bridge is made of pre-stressed concrete and links East Coast Parkway on the east coast to Marina Bay on the west coast.

Benjamin Sheares Bridge is the setting for the annual Sheares Bridge Run.

It is also pictured on the rear panel of the Ship Series S$50 banknote. [http://www.mas.gov.sg/currency/currency_info/notes/ship_series/Singapore_Circulation_Notes_Ship_Series__50.html]


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