Benjamin Sheares Bridge
|Benjamin Sheares Bridge
|Official name||Benjamin Sheares Bridge|
|Carries||Motor vehicles and pedestrians|
|Locale||East Coast Parkway
Downtown Core, Singapore
|Designer||Public Works Department (now CPG Consultants)|
|Constructed by||Sato Kogyo and Chan Chee Wah Maunsell & Partners|
|Opened||26 September 1981|
Opened in 1981, 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 second president of the Republic, who died four months before the bridge was opened to the public. The bridge was once part of the East Coast Parkway, but it is currently downgraded to an arterial road, Sheares Avenue. The cost of construction was S$177 million.
Benjamin Sheares Bridge is the setting for the annual SAFRA Singapore Bay Run & Army Half Marathon (formerly the Sheares Bridge Run).
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