- Benjamin Sheares Bridge
Bridges in Singapore
bridge_name = Benjamin Sheares Bridge
official_name = Benjamin Sheares Bridge
chinese_name = 薛尔思桥
East Coast Parkway, Downtown Core, Singapore
Motor vehiclesand pedestrians
crosses = Marina Bay
length = 1.8km
Public Works Department(now CPG Consultants)
Sato Kogyoand Chan Chee Wah Maunsell & PartnersOpened 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.
reclaimed landby construction company Sato Kogyo, the bridge is made of pre-stressed concreteand links East Coast Parkwayon 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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