Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Landmark 1: Coleman Bridge

Named after its designer, George Coleman, this bridge links two banks of the Singapore River, as well as two roads, Hill Street, and New Bridge Road. Mr.Coleman was Singapore's very first architect(despite not being born in Singapore), and he was the Superintendent of Public Works then in Singapore. He designed the first version of the bridge and the bridge was made in 1840. It was referred to as the New Bridge by many, which led to the road south of the road being known as "New Bridge Road".

Picture: Plaque on Coleman Bridge

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