Benjamin Sheares Bridge
By Cornelius-Takahama, Vernon written on 1997-11-10
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The building of the Benjamin Sheares Bridge began in 1977 at a cost of S$177 million, and was completed on 26 September 1981. It is 1,855 m in 23 spans, making it the longest bridge in Singapore. It is named after the second President of Singapore, the late Dr. Benjamin Henry Sheares (1971-1981). The bridge is one of modern Singapore's most spectacular and much photographed landmarks. It is also the most magnificent of the expressway bridges, climbing from street level, then soaring over asphalt and water, so high that full-sized ships can pass beneath in its shadows.
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