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Keppel Bay Bridge: a new waterfront icon

SINGAPORE’S newest bridge was officially opened by President SR Nathan yesterday evening to the accompaniment of a spectacular pyrotechnics show. It is the first public bridge to be built by a private developer and will be handed over to the Land Transport Authority.

Spanning 250 metres, Keppel Bay Bridge is the longest cable-stayed bridge locally.

About 300 guests attended the grand lighting-up ceremony. The bridge links Marina at Keppel Bay and future homes on the private Keppel Island to the mainland.

Designed by DCA Architects and TY Lin International, the bridge cost $30 million to build and forms part of the 32-hectare waterfront living precinct of Keppel Bay.

Programmable special effects lighting allow the pylon and stay cables to be spotlit, and the dynamic LED lights along the span of the bridge can be changed for different occasions.

To commemorate the historical significance of Keppel Harbour, informative plaques are placed along both sides of the bridge.

These plaques feature images and nuggets of information on places of historical significance such as Sentosa, Labrador Park, Mount Faber and the former Keppel Shipyard.

 

Source: Business Times 4 Jan 08

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