Sunday, May 17, 2009

Double Helix Bridge in Singapore

Double Helix Bridge in Singapore
The Double Helix Bridge is a bridge under construction in Singapore. Linking Marina Centre with Marina South in the Marina Bay area, it is located beside the Benjamin Sheares Bridge. The bridge will complement other major development projects planned in the area, including the highly-anticipated Integrated Resort at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore Flyer, Gardens by the Bay and the 438,000 m² business and financial centre when it is expected to be completed in 2009.
The design consortium is an international team with Australian architects the Cox Group and engineers Arup, combining with Singapore based Architects 61. The bridge is expected to be a focal point for the community, linking cultural, recreational and entertainment facilities in the area and complementing the walking look around Marina Bay. On the walls of the bridge, paintings and drawings of young children will be put up for tourists and Singaporeans alike to enjoy.
To that end, canopies (made of fritted-glass and perforated steel mesh) will be incorporated along parts of the inner spiral to provide shade for pedestrians. The bridge will also include five viewing platforms at strategic locations that allow views out to the city skyline and the events taking place within Marina Bay.
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