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Esplanade Bridge, Singapore

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The Esplanade Bridge is a 261-metre-long road bridge that spans across the mouth of the Singapore River in Singapore with the Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay on its northern abutment and the Merlion on the southern. The 70 metre-wide low-level concrete arched bridge has seven spans and supports two four-lane carriageways and walkways along both sides.
The bridge was built to provide faster vehicular access between Marina Centre and the financial district of Shenton Way. Construction of the bridge began in early 1994 and was completed in March 1997. The main contractor was Obayashi Corporation while the street lamps were designed by Light Cibles. The bridge then blocked views of the Merlion statue from the Marina Bay waterfront, raising a need for the original Merlion statue to be relocated from the back to the front of the bridge.
The bridge offers panoramic views of Marina South and the rest of Marina Bay. However, this also makes it subject to occasional road closures on special occasions, where the bridge closes to all road traffic to allow spectators and pedestrians to observe fireworks seen during the National Day celebrations, New Year's Eve and the Singapore Fireworks Celebrations. On these nights, the bridge is usually full of onlookers. The street lights on the bridge are usually turned off before the fireworks start, and turned on after their completion.
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  • It is a bridge on the Esplanade Drive. It connects with Esplanade Park and Merlion Park. In parallel, the Jubilee Bridge is dedicated to pedestrians.
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  • definitely one of the must go-to places in singapore. but visit this place at night so that you can see the lightings and show at MBS.  more »
  • The long bridge over the middle of the Marina Bay and the Singapore River would not allow a large cruise ship, but a small boat on a river cruise could be seen downward on the bridge as it passed under the bridge. In the daytime, I could see the whole picture from the observatory of Narina Bay Sands. At night we saw a bridge on a river cruise boat. The Marina Bay Sands looked beautiful through the bridge.
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  • It is one of the best place to see the firework. Also, you can take a nice picture in this bridge.
  • Good place to be to enjoy the Singapore River view
  • This is probably one of the most scenic bridges in the whole of Singapore. You can easily walk from the Esplanade over to the Merlion Park on this, while enjoying the view of MBS, and the CBD district of Singapore. Do it at night and you'd have a much more pleasant experience away from the sun.
  • Lovely place... great place to use your camera
  • The bridge where it lead u to Merlion park. Good spot for photography 😉 can visit anytime..
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