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Benjamin Sheares Bridge

薛尔思桥

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Official name Benjamin Sheares Bridge
Carries Motor vehicles and pedestrians
Crosses Marina Bay
Locale East Coast Parkway, Downtown Core, Singapore
Designer Public Works Department (now CPG Consultants)
Design Viaduct
Total length 1.8km
Constructed by Sato Kogyo and Chan Chee Wah Maunsell & Partners
Opened 26th September 1981


Opened in 1981,[1] 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. The bridge is part of the East Coast Parkway. Cost of construction were S$177 million.

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 Sheares Bridge Run.

It is also pictured on the rear panel of the Ship Series S$50 banknote.[2]

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