The Helix Bridge of Singapore

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The Helix Bridge, previously known as the Double Helix Bridge, is a pedestrian bridge linking Marina Centre with Marina South in the Marina Bay area in Singapore. It was officially opened on 24 April 2010 at 9 pm, however only half was opened due to ongoing construction at the Marina Bay Sands.

The Helix Bridge, Singapore
The Helix Bridge of Singapore

It is located beside the Benjamin Sheares Bridge and is accompanied by a vehicular bridge, known as the Bayfront Bridge. The entire bridge was opened on 18 July 2010 to complete the entire walkway around Marina Bay.

The Helix Bridge, Singapore
The Helix Bridge of Singapore

The bridge complements other major development projects planned in the area, including the highly anticipated Integrated Resort Marina Bay Sands, Singapore Flyer, Gardens by the Bay and the 438,000 m2 business and financial centre which will be ready by 2012.

The Helix Bridge, Singapore
The Helix Bridge of Singapore

The design consortium is an international team comprising Australian architects the Cox Group and engineers Arup, and Singapore based Architects 61. Canopies are incorporated along parts of the inner spiral to provide shade for pedestrians.

The Helix Bridge, Singapore
The Helix Bridge of Singapore

The bridge has four viewing platforms sited at strategic locations which provide stunning views of the Singapore skyline and events taking place within Marina Bay. At night, the bridge will be illuminated by a series of lights that highlight the double-helix structure, thereby creating a special visual experience for the visitors.

The Helix Bridge, Singapore
The Helix Bridge of Singapore

It won the 'World's Best Transport Building' award at the World Architecture Festival Awards in the same year. It has also been recognised by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) at the BCA Design and Engineering Safety Excellence Awards in 2011.

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