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Coleman Bridge, Singapore

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Coleman Bridge is a vehicular bridge in Singapore. The bridge links Hill Street and New Bridge Road, spanning the Singapore River near Clarke Quay. Part of the bridge demarcates the boundary between the Downtown Core and the Singapore River Planning Area, both of which are located within the Central Area.
The Coleman Bridge was the second bridge built across the Singapore River and the first built in masonry.
In 1840, a brick bridge joining Old Bridge Road and Hill Street over the Singapore River was constructed and called Coleman Bridge. The bridge had nine arches, and was designed by and named after George Drumgoole Coleman (1795–1844), an Irish architect and Singapore's first architect. It was referred to as the New Bridge, lending its name to the road on its southern end — New Bridge Road.
In 1865, the brick bridge was replaced by one made of timber but was not well constructed. It cost about Straits $10,000 and was built by the government. In 1886, an iron bridge was built to replace the wooden one. This iron bridge was considered one of the most attractive spanning the Singapore River. It stood for about a century, but was unable to cope with the increasingly heavy traffic flow between New Bridge Road and Hill Street.
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  • Come to this, along the Singapore River is the cross-river. A little further forward, i look at the brotherly dragonfly. The history of the book is on, and there are times when you can come and see it.
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  • It is a regular bridge in Clark Quay, but when you look at it from a river cruise ship, it is lit up purple and is very beautiful. I think that it is recommended to stroll at night like other bridges.
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  • The original Colman Bridge was only the second bridge built over the Singapore River, in 1840. Located between Clarke Quay and Boat Quay, it also links Hill Street with New Bridge Road. There have bee...  more »
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  • Coleman Bridge, linking Hill Street and New Bridge Road. built in year 1986. The first bridge in was built in year 1840
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  • The Coleman Bridge is a Singapore car bridge. The bridge connects with Hill Street and New Bridge Road, north through the Singapore River near Clarke Quay. Part of the boundary bridge between Downtown Core and the Singapore River Planning area, both of which are in the Central Coleman Bridge area is the second bridge built on the Singapore River and built its first construction in 1840 2009 , a bridge of the Old Bridge Road and Hill Street across the Singapore River is built and called the Coleman Bridge. The bridge has nine domes, designed and named after George Drumgoole Coleman (1795 – 1844) as the first Irish architect and architect of Singapore.
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  • In 1986, it was rebuilt in concrete. As a bridge over the Singapore River, Coleman Bridge is the second most historic bridge built.
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