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Cavenagh Bridge, Singapore

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Cavenagh Bridge is the only suspension bridge and one of the oldest bridges in Singapore, spanning the lower reaches of the Singapore River in the Downtown Core. Opened in 1870 to commemorate Singapore's new Crown colony of the Straits Settlements status in 1867, it is the oldest bridge in Singapore that exists in its original form.
Originally known as the Edinburgh Bridge to commemorate the visit of the Duke of Edinburgh, its name was changed to Cavenagh Bridge in honour of Major General William Orfeur Cavenagh, the last India-appointed Governor of the Straits Settlements, who governed from 1859 to 1867. The coat of arms of the Cavenagh family can still be seen atop the signage at both ends of the bridge.
Cavenagh Bridge linked the Civic District on the northern bank to the Commercial District on the southern bank of the Singapore River. Before Cavenagh Bridge was constructed, people could only get to the two districts via a detour over Elgin Bridge or by paying 1 duit (¼ cent) for a boat ride across the river.
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  • This is a pedestrian bridge that is near the mouth of the Singapore River. There were a lot of tourists who passed even at night, and it became a commemorative photography spot. Ruling, from the top of the bridge, it was suitable to view the "The First Generation" of the boy who dive to the river positively from the river side.
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  • This area of the Singapore River is where the modern Singapore originated. Since this bridge was built in 1860, I think I have seen a number of historical scenes.
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  • Cavenagh is one of the oldest and the only suspension bridge over the Singapore river near the historic Fullerton hotel. This bridge was originally known as the Edinburgh Bridge to commemorate the vis...  more »
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  • Historic and beautifully lit up bridge (evening hours ) near Boat Quay, Singapore.
  • This historical bridge is now only for pedestrians. The bridge is close to Fullerton Hotel and business center. You can also see Boat Quay from here. It is also near to Anderson Bridge. Raffless Statue isn’t far from Cavenagh Bridge.
  • Beautiful bridge for sunset and the view of Singapore river! It’s very relax to walk in the CBD area during weekends.
  • Nice place for a walk at night. Close to Clarke Quay for food and drinks.
  • Beautiful colonial bridge over the Singapore river. Next to the "old British postoffice" currently the Fullerton Hotel
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