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Cavenagh Bridge


Cavenagh Bridge
Edinburgh Bridge


Structure in General

existing [completed]


  • The bridge was designated as a conservation structure by the Urban Redevelopment Authority as part of an expansion of its conservation programme to include structures on 3 October 2008.
  • The oldest bridge in Singapore to exist in its original form, the bridge, originally called Edinburgh Bridge before being renamed n honour of Major General William Orfeur Cavenagh, was built in Glasgow and shipped to Singapore for final assembly using convict labour.
  • The bridge was to be demolished after the construction of the Anderson Bridge due to its inability to handle increasing traffic and its low draught problems which restricted river traffic, but a decision was made to conserve it instead by converting it into a pedestrian-only bridge.
  • The suspension bridge was originally designed as a drawbridge capable of holding four times its own weight. This was found unsuitable upon completion at its final location, thus presenting a problem to river traffic with its low draught when it became a fixed structure.

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Cavenagh Bridge
Downtown Core
Central Region

Technical Data

260.01 ft
31.00 ft

Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
  • City landmark
  • National landmark
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