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Coleman Bridge, Singapore

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Coleman Bridge is a vehicular bridge in Singapore. The bridge links Hill Street and New Bridge Road, spanning the Singapore River near Clarke Quay. Part of the bridge demarcates the boundary between the Downtown Core and the Singapore River Planning Area, both of which are located within the Central Area.
The Coleman Bridge was the second bridge built across the Singapore River and the first built in masonry.
In 1840, a brick bridge joining Old Bridge Road and Hill Street over the Singapore River was constructed and called Coleman Bridge. The bridge had nine arches, and was designed by and named after George Drumgoole Coleman (1795–1844), an Irish architect and Singapore's first architect. It was referred to as the New Bridge, lending its name to the road on its southern end — New Bridge Road.
In 1865, the brick bridge was replaced by one made of timber but was not well constructed. It cost about Straits $10,000 and was built by the government. In 1886, an iron bridge was built to replace the wooden one. This iron bridge was considered one of the most attractive spanning the Singapore River. It stood for about a century, but was unable to cope with the increasingly heavy traffic flow between New Bridge Road and Hill Street.
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  • This is a regular bridge named after a person from the city’s past. It’s not really a thing to go see although you will see it if you walk around.  more »
  • Not much to see unless you are a local history buff. This bridge replaced a much older one named after the first superintendent of public works. All is new except for the old original lamp posts...  more »
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  • Coleman Bridge, linking Hill Street and New Bridge Road. built in year 1986. The first bridge in was built in year 1840
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