Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Henderson Waves Bridge in Singapore

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HENDERSON WAVES : MOST BEAUTIFUL PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE

At a height of 36 metres or 12 store's from the road, it is the highest pedestrian bridge in Singapore. The 300-metre bridge links up the parks at Mount Faber and Telok Blangah Hill. It was designed by IJP Corporation, London, and RSP Architects Planners and Engineers (PTE) ltd Singapore.

The bridge has a unique wave-form made up of seven undulating curved steel “ribs” that alternately rise over and under its deck. The curved “ribs” form alcoves that function as shelters with seats within.
Slats of yellow balau wood, an all-weather timber found in South-East Asia, are used in the decking. Look out for carvings on the slats marking the height you are at on various points along the bridge.

The wave-forms will be lit with attractive LED light from 7 pm to 2 am daily, giving the bridge an illuminating glow.
                                                                                                                                                            credit/source: http://www.singaporevr.com/vrs/HendersonWave/HendersonWave02.html