Friday, May 23, 2008

Henderson Wave Bridge

Monday, 19 May 2008, public holiday in Singapore, Vesak day.
In the morning, we went out to have breakfast with Jimmy & Joanie, then proceeded to Henderson Wave Bridge.
This bridge is a part of Southern Ridges, a 9 km chain of greenery, in which consist primarily of three large hill parks - Mount Faber, Telok Blangah Hill Park and Kent Ridge Park.
Henderson Waves, at a height of 36 m, is Singapore's highest pedestrian bridge. A wave-shaped, steel-and-timber structure, it spans 274 metres across Henderson Road.
Singapore Prime Minister, Lee Hsien Loong officialy opened Henderson Wave Bridge together with Alexandra Arch on 10 May 2008.































Next time we will try to go to Alexandra Arch and the other chains of Southern Ridges.
Further info taken from Channel News Asia (CNA) :
To enjoy the view on foot, one must be prepared to spend at least two and half hours to cover the entire attraction. Harbour views in the day and city lights at night are some of the sights one can enjoy while strolling along the Henderson Waves bridge. At a height of 36 metres or 12 storeys from the road, it's the highest pedestrian bridge in Singapore. The 300-metre bridge links up the parks at Mount Faber and Telok Blangah Hill. The bridge is constructed using steel and all-weather timber which can be found in Southeast Asia. As a lot of wood was used in the decking, the National Parks Board (NParks), which is maintaining the structure, said smoking will be prohibited for safety reasons. Beyond the Henderson Waves Bridge and a one-kilometre hilltop walk, you also get to experience the meandering forest walk and earth trails. But NParks assures that these are harmless. The 1.3 kilometre raised walkway, with heights ranging from three to 18 metres, brushes the canopy of the secondary forest of Telok Blangah Hill.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi. Is it accessible especially for the disable with wheelchair?

Bagio n Susana said...

This place is accessible for people with wheelchair. I met few people on wheelchair there... Come in the morning to enjoy the breeze and cool air... after 10 will be very hot.

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