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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 29 metres (95 ft).
It is named after Dr Benjamin Henry Sheares, the second president of the Republic, who died four months before the bridge was opened to the public on 26 September 1981.. The bridge is part of the East Coast Parkway (ECP), at the western end of the expressway. The cost of construction was S$110 million.
The Benjamin Sheares Bridge crosses over the Marina Reservoir, along the southern coast of mainland Singapore. It passes through the planning areas of Kallang, Marina East, Marina South and Downtown Core.
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 SAFRA Singapore Bay Run & Army Half Marathon (formerly the Sheares Bridge Run).
It is also pictured on the rear panel of the Ship Series S$50 banknote.
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Noticed this bridge while looking for otters at the shoreline of Gardens by the Bay. Interesting looking bridge that crosses over to Marina Sands. more »
Busy vehicular traffic bridge named after Dr. Benjamin Henry Sheares, the second president of the Republic. It's Singapore's longest bridge, spanning 1.8km, and also the tallest at 29m. Practical and.... more »
Breathtaking views of the CBD from the walkway. Can be quite a long walk and will be hot in the daytime, but worth it for an unrivalled view of the city without paying big money.
View from the bridge in the middle of the night. There is a pathway beside the bridge that is open to public for walking across the bay. Amazing views especially at night and can burn some calories from all the food. Not touristy and a surreal experience walking beside a busy highway. Enter from tanjong rhu or behind bus interchange near milennia walk.
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