Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Anderson Bridge


Day view of Anderson Bridge

Night View of Anderson Bridge taken from another direction.


Anderson bridge was opened in 1910. It was named after Sir John Anderson, the governor of the Straits Settlement from 1904-1911.

It comprises three steel arches with supporting steel ribs extending across them, two rusticate archways and a fluted pier at each end.

Anderson bridge is a typical 3-hinged arch bridge. The arches use a curved structure which provides a high resistance to bending force.

Today, Anderson Bridge continues to serve as a carriageway for the many vehicles travelling between Connaught Drive and Shenton Way(Source: http://www1.moe.edu.sg/learn@/singaporerivertrail/sec/G041_Dunman_Sec/bridges.htm)

10 comments:

Andrea said...

Beautiful bridge with interesting history.

Kitem said...

Hello Alice, I didn't know you were back from holidays, guess you had a great time, I hope to visit Korea one day, I love their beautiful dresses. I know this bridge in Singapore, very interesting reportage on Singapore bridges.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Hello Alice
This bridge take on much more beauty at night.. it seems to have changed for what the night time brings.. great compair post

Gordon said...

Nice! I photographed this and the Cavenagh Bridge; and now I know all about them. Thank you.

quintarantino said...

Quite an interesting bridge with nice information provided by you about it.

J.C. said...

I love the night shot of Anderon Bridge! What a great difference from the day shot! And of course your angles were different! Hee..hee

Lara said...

great contrast between the two pictures!

alicesg said...

Thanks for all the nice comments. Please visit tomorrow for a nice and fun quiz. :)

zakscloset said...

both pictures are so beautiful! i particularly like the night one, the buildings in the background look intimidating to the little bridge!

Jim said...

The night picture is very nice.