Cavenagh Bridge
Cavenagh Bridge
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The area
Neighborhood: City Hall
How to get there
  • Raffles Place • 4 min walk
  • Telok Ayer • 9 min walk
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Ray
Staines, UK786 contributions
Apr 2021
The holy trinity of Lion City's river bridges. Anderson, Elgin and Cavenagh. This little wobbly bridge and the other two are all Singapore's national monuments because of their age, heritage value and design.

It was built in Glasgow Scotland and then shipped over to be put together in 1869. Initially it was named Edinburgh Bridge to please Duke of Edinburgh who was in town on official visit that time but then changed to honour the last governor by British East India Company Major General Cavanagh. It has definitely stood the test of time because its been ferrying fat tourists across the river and still in pretty good shape.
Written April 16, 2021
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Nigel G
Singapore, Singapore8,594 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
Historic suspension bridge dating back to 1868 by a Glaswegian company, - P & W Maclellan. The bridge was used to hoist art for the Singapore Art week which colour to its otherwise grey structure. It looks great by night too.
Written April 3, 2020
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digitalroc
Calgary, Canada1,869 contributions
Dec 2019
The Cavenagh Bridge is the oldest bridge in Singapore. Built in 1869, the Cavenagh Bridge is a suspension bridge that spans over the Singapore River and connects pedestrians into the downtown core. There are a few bronze sculptures located near the bridge. We walked by the Cavenagh Bridge from Boat Quay on our way to St. Andrew’s Cathedral.
Written February 9, 2020
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Bent G
Makati, Philippines4,471 contributions
Apr 2023 • Family
Cavenagh Bridge is a historic suspension bridge located in Singapore's Civic District. While smaller than its neighboring Anderson Bridge, it is no less impressive in terms of its historical significance and beauty. Constructed in 1869, the bridge features a simple design with wire cables and steel structures. During our visit to Singapore in April, my wife, son, and I had the opportunity to see Cavenagh Bridge up close and were impressed by its unique design and the views it offered of the city. Whether crossing the bridge by foot or simply admiring it from afar, it is definitely worth a visit for anyone interested in Singapore's rich history and architecture. Highly recommended!
Written April 22, 2023
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Grover R
Pensacola, FL18,062 contributions
Feb 2020
Near the site where the Singapore river entered the sea, now Marina Bay, the British constructed one the first suspension bridge across the river. Today, I believe it is the oldest bridge built starting in 1859 and completed in 1867 and now only allowing foot and bike traffic. It first has the unique and old design that makes you think of like Oliver Twist London. However, it is at the ideal location connecting the financial district of commerce with the old government quarter near the mouth of the river. Between the architecture and location, it was made for pictures. Also, incredible detail in the ironwork.
Written March 9, 2020
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK179,630 contributions
Mar 2020
The Cavenagh Bridge is one of 3 bridges in the Boat Quay area. It's a small suspension bridge and the only bridge in Singapore to survive in its original form. It provides nice views of Boat Quay to the west and Downtown to the east. Although the latter view is slightly obscured by Anderson Bridge and the bend of the river.
Written March 9, 2020
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Rach979
Sunderland, UK1,210 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
This is a nice bridge to walk over and there are sculptures near by that are great to see.
We visited this bridge as my partner loves F1 and he wanted to walk the track that the cars had taken the previous week before we visited, it was actually a good walk!
Written October 30, 2019
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Justin F
Pocatello, ID1,085 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
Another popular/ known bridge in Singapore. It’s beautiful during day and night, so if you can be sure to see it both ways.
Written November 11, 2018
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Gabriella Hendarto
Jakarta, Indonesia86 contributions
Jun 2016 • Family
Bridge, river, buildings! Every time I go to Singapore I always visit this place just to hanging around taking pics or eating ice cream. It's not too far from Merlion Park, you can walk to get there. Reach this place by taking MRT to Raffles Place :)
Written November 14, 2016
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Hendrik_NL
Vlaardingen, The Netherlands7,374 contributions
Dec 2014 • Couples
Cavenagh Bridge is a iron suspension bridge over the Singapore River, built in the final decades of the 19th century. Combining with the close by Fullerton Hotel, operating in the majestic former General Post Office building, it is a corner of Singapore where part of Singapore heritage can be enjoyed. The bridge is open only for pedestrians and cyclists. The bridge is named after Major-General Cavenagh, a 19th century governor of the Straits Settlements, From this corner of Singapore it is only a short walk to the waterfront and the Merlion.
Written January 29, 2015
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