Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Landmark 2: Elgin Bridge

Elgin Bridge links North Bridge Road and South Bridge Road. Its history is slightly unknown. It was named after Lord Elgin, the Governor General of India after it was constructed in 1929. But, the bridge had existed long before this. On the spot this bridge lay, in 1819, there was another bridge that had come before it. This bridge was the only bridge that linked the two banks of the Singapore River, and the bridge had no name, though many nicknamed it "Monkey Bridge" as it was very narrow and crossing it was difficult if there were people already on it.

Picture: Elgin Bridge from the bank along Singapore River

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