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BRIDGES

Benjamin Sheares Bridge

The longest bridge in Singapore is the Benjamin Sheares Bridge.  Completed in 1981, it is built on reclaimed land and connects the East Coast Parkway (ECP) to the city and the west coast, spanning both the Kallang and Singapore Rivers.  The bridge is named after Dr Benjamin Henry Sheares, President of Singapore from 1971-1981.  Before assuming office as President, Sheares was a world-renowned gynaecologist.  The bridge gives its name to a popular annual sports event – the Sheares Bridge Run.

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Written by victorkoo

15 February, 2010 at 1:00 pm

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