S$30m Keppel Bay Bridge opens to much fanfare

A new S$30 million bridge to link Marina Bay and Keppel Island has been officially opened by President SR Nathan.

It’s called the Keppel Bay Bridge and it forms part of the new waterfront living experience, in the Marina Bay area.

The 250-metre bridge links Keppel Island with the mainland.

But it’s more than just a bridge.

The new link is adorned with special lights which can be programmed to enhance the atmosphere.

It took two years to complete the bridge which is part of the master plan to transform Keppel Bay, into a premier waterfront precinct.

Teo Soon Hoe, Senior Executive Director of Keppel Corporation, said: “We wanted to build a bridge between the mainland and the island. The island is now linked with a marina clubhouse. The boats are already in. It’s just been completed and will be open soon. And we have the whole island which will provide more space to our tenants.”

The bridge will come in handy when more water sports events are held here. And come January 19, the 10-team Clipper fleet presently racing from Australia to Singapore will be arriving at Marina Bay, and this bridge will be a central figure for the welcome party.

Apart from scenic views of Sentosa Island as well as the upcoming integrated resort, pedestrians can also get insights into the historical surroundings, from these plaques placed along the walkway. -CNA/vm

Source : Channel NewsAsia – Jan 3 2008

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