Heritage Bridges of Singapore River
The heritage bridges that were built over the Singapore River during the colonial period are more than mere structures providing safe passageway across this historic body of water. Hailed as marvels of engineering given the technology and building materials available at the time, these bridges were built to defy the elements and resist the laws of gravity.
Embark on this story map to learn the history these bridges.
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This story map is not a comprehensive coverage of the bridges found along Singapore River.
The title of the base map used in this story map is the “City of Singapore” (1954).
This story map used related articles in Infopedia, HistorySG, BiblioAsia, and Roots as references. It also consulted the following books: Singapore Street Names: A Study of Toponymics (2013), What’s in the Name?: How the Streets and Villages in Singapore Got Their Names (2018), Ray Tyers’ Singapore: Then & Now (2018), Singapore: A Guide to Buildings, Streets, Places (1988), In Granite and Chunam: The National Monuments of Singapore (1996), Singapore: A Pictorial History 1819-2000 (1999) and Tidal Fortunes: A Story of Change: The Singapore River and Kallang Basin (1990).