Benjamin Sheares Bridge, Singapore

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Opened in 1981, the Benjamin Sheares Bridge is the longest bridge in Singapore, spanning 1.8 km, and the tallest, at 20m. 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 has since been downgraded to an arterial road, Sheares Avenue. The cost of construction was 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 SAFRA Singapore Bay Run & Army Half Marathon .
It is also pictured on the rear panel of the Ship Series S$50 banknote.
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  • The name of Benjamin Sears Bridge was derived from the name of Benjamin Henry Sears, the president of the Singapore. Parallel to the Helicex bridge.
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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 »
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  • 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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  • Benjamin Sheares Bridge 薛尔思桥 This flyover named after Sinagpore 2nd President. Last update Sep2017
  • This was named after Benjamin Henry Sheares.
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