Benjamin Sheares Bridge
|Benjamin Sheares Bridge|
|Carries||Motor vehicles and pedestrians|
|Crosses||Marina Bay and Kallang Basin|
|Locale||Downtown Core and Kallang, Singapore|
|Official name||Benjamin Sheares Bridge|
|Height||29m (tallest point at Kallang Basin)|
|Designer||Public Works Department (now CPG Corporation)|
|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 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. The bridge is part of the East Coast Parkway (ECP), at the western end of the expressway. The cost of construction was S$177 million.
The Benjamin Sheares Bridge crosses over the Kallang Basin and Marina Bay, along the southern coast of mainland Singapore. It passes through the planning areas of Kallang, Marina East, Marina South and Downtown Core.
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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