Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Landmark 4: Anderson Bridge

The Anderson Bridge was finished in 1910, and was named after the Governor of the Straits Settlements, Sir John Anderson. It was built to replace the usually overcrowded Cavenagh Bridge that is just further upstream. Because of increase in trade in the late 1800s and early 1900s, Cavenagh Bridge could not take the heavy traffic coming in, and thus, the new bridge was made years later. During the Japanese Occupation of Singapore, severed heads of criminals were strung on poles and placed on the bridge for all to see, so as to discourage people from committing crimes.

Picture: A picturesque view of the River taken from Anderson Bridge.

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