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Elgin Bridge, Singapore

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Elgin Bridge is a vehicular bridge across the Singapore River, linking the Downtown Core to the Singapore River Planning Area located within Singapore's Central Area.
The bridge was named after Lord Elgin, Governor-General of India (21 March 1862 - 20 November 1863) in 1862 when an iron bridge was built across the river, replacing an older wooden bridge. The current bridge was built in 1929. As this was the first bridge across the river, the two roads leading to it were named North Bridge Road and South Bridge Road accordingly.
In 1819, Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles landed on Singapore and founded the colony. Raffles issued an instruction on 25 June 1819 that a bridge be built as soon as possible across the Singapore River so that it may link a town planned for the Chinese community on the southern side of the river to another intended for the Malays on the northern side.
In 1822, a wooden footbridge was built under the direction of Lieutenant Philip Jackson and it was officially named Presentment Bridge. It was also known as Jackson's Bridge and Monkey Bridge.
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  • We passed this bridge when going back to the hotel from the City Hall area. The bridge is quite good, just the view from the bridges is pretty nice. This bridge will be illuminated colorful light fitting night.
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  • A sbank near Krakow, across the bank of the Singapore River. It's very busy, it's not easy to take pictures all the time. The building is full of features, and you might want to take a look at it in the vicinity.
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  • I went to see the night view on the river cruise on the Singapore River for the second time. It is a white bridge in the daytime, but it was lit up at night and was very beautiful. I could enjoy the night view of the surroundings with more beautiful than the daytime.
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  • Typical old bridge that are a scarcity to find in Singapore. This is a simple concrete arch bridge that is painted white, and appears drab during the day but comes alive at night with vibrant coloured lights. Lots of places to sit at night for a little picnic and watch the lights for a bit. This is accessible from Clarke Quay MRT Station.
  • Nice place to stay in evening for 1-2 hours
  • Amazing in night view. Must visit at night time.
  • Nice turistical wiev
  • Elgin Bridge spans the Singapore River and joins North Bridge Road to South Bridge Road. This bridge had a history. Built in 1862, the bridge was named after Lord James Bruce Elgin
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