Anderson Bridge
Anderson Bridge
3.5

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The area
Neighbourhood: Marina Bay
More of a mini city than a neighbourhood in the traditional sense, the iconic Marina Bay aims to dazzle and entertain visitors of all kinds. This is the Singapore found in glossy brochures, featuring a world-class hotel, casino, shops, restaurants, bars, and other attractions all geared towards pure entertainment. The SkyPark at Marina Bay Sands provides a stunning view of the city, a must-see photo opportunity for visitors and locals alike. The ArtScience Museum always has a top-quality exhibition, and Gardens by the Bay is a fascinating manifestation of the government’s vision of Singapore as a “city in a garden”. Enticing Marina Bay is well worth a visit.
How to get there
  • Raffles Place • 6 min walk
  • Telok Ayer • 10 min walk
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MikeJennyQ
Onalaska, WI985 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
InterestIng historical bridge. In our case very helpful landmark for taxi drop off and pickups on late night travel and airport trip. Pleasant to walk with good views and can pop down on to riverwalk easily
Written 21 January 2024
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia7,494 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
Anderson Bridge was constructed in 1910 to divert heavy traffic from Cavenagh Bridge. It consists of three steel arches with steel ribs attached and piers at each end. in 1997 the Esplanade Bridge was built to ease traffic flow across Anderson and in 2021 it became a wholly pedestrian bridge.
Written 30 December 2023
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Bent G
Makati, Philippines4,471 contributions
Apr 2023 • Family
Anderson Bridge is a neoclassical landmark in Singapore's Civic District, spanning the Singapore River and offering stunning views of the city. Named after Sir John Anderson, the bridge is easily accessible and can be crossed by pedestrians, offering a unique way to experience the bustling river below. It is located near several other popular attractions, including the Fullerton Hotel, the Esplanade Theatres on the Bay, and the National Gallery Singapore, making it a great destination for anyone interested in Singapore's rich cultural heritage and architecture. Whether crossing the bridge by foot or simply admiring it from afar, Anderson Bridge is a beautiful and iconic landmark that is sure to impress visitors.
Written 22 April 2023
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Ralioz
Grove City, OH16 contributions
May 2021 • Family
Why is this insignificant bridge a tourist attraction ? It is over smelly water. Good only to vomit from.
Written 24 May 2021
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kim buay p
Singapore, Singapore11,325 contributions
Apr 2021
In 2019, Anderson Bridge, along with Cavenagh Bridge and Elgin Bridge, were collectively gazetted as the 73rd National Monument of Singapore. It is named after Sir john Anderson, Governor of Straits Settlement (1904-1911). It is a beautiful bridge with three steel arches and supporting steel girders. One half of the bridge is now closed to vehicles and it allows pedestrian to take instagrammable photographs of the bridge with the Victoria theatre and Concert Hall in the background. It also allows us to read the inscription on the red granite plaque (imported from Egypt) which is fixed at the end of the central girder.
During the Japanese Occupation of Singapore (1942–1945), the severed heads of criminals were hung on Anderson Bridge as a warning to discourage citizens from breaking the law.
Written 23 April 2021
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Grover R
Pensacola, FL18,062 contributions
Feb 2020
I have never written so many reviews for bridges in such a short span as Singapore. However, each has its own beauty and each its own time and purpose. Again at the old mouth of the Singapore River, this bridge was built around 1900 to carry the expansion of traffic. It is a heavy steel design but clearly more substantial than the historic Cavenagh Bridge and yet overtaken by the modern, geometric Esplanade Bridge. The Anderson is two spans side by side to handle the increase in commerce across the river. However, it has been amended again with one span now serving only pedestrians. Still, the heavy steel arch gives it character and style, and its location between the other two makes it ideal for pictures. Also at night the white painted steel looks amazing in purple light. It is another great bridge on the Singapore river.
Written 10 March 2020
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK1,79,630 contributions
Mar 2020
This is one of three bridges that span the Singapore River in the Boat Quay. It's a cute looking pedestrian and vehicular truss bridge that's been around since the turn of the 20th century. Being on the eastern end of Boat Quay, the views are okay, but better from the other bridges in Boat Quay.
Written 9 March 2020
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digitalroc
Calgary, Canada1,869 contributions
Dec 2019
We walked by the Anderson Bridge from Boat Quay on our way to St. Andrew’s Cathedral. Anderson Bridge is a vehicle truss style bridge that is 70 meters long and spans over the Singapore River. There are two arches over the pedestrian part of the bridge built during the colonial period, making it look more grand.
Written 9 February 2020
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KylieIsTravelling
Perth, Australia3,842 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
Anderson Bridge is a beautiful historic bridge linking Merlion Park to the mainland on the northern side of the river.

It’s also a great view to see the marina from.
Written 2 January 2020
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David D
Devon, UK20,502 contributions
Oct 2019
Sunday 20th October and we took a trip along the River on board the wonderful Singapore River Cruise.

The tour took us along the various Quays, to the landmarks and points of interest along the Rivet

As we sailed our way along we sailed under a number of bridges that spanned the River, including this one.

This structure is 70 metres long and 28 metres wide and its design is a Truss Bridge and transports pedestrians and vehicles. It opened in 1910.

It is situated between Cavanagh and Esplanade Bridges. It connects the financial district and City Hall on one side and Fullerton Hotel and surrounding son the other.

It also forms part of the Singapore Grand Prix's Formula 1 Circuit.

In October 2019, this Bridge together with Cavenagh and Elgin Bridges were classified as the 73rd National Monument of Singapore. They are collectively known as the Singapore River Bridges.

At another point in our holiday we walked across the Bridge.

Did not know what a Truss Bridge was, so checked it out. It is a load-bearing superstructure made up of a  truss structure of connected sections usually forming triangular units.
Written 16 November 2019
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