Elgin Bridge

Elgin Bridge, Singapore: Address, Elgin Bridge Reviews: 4/5

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Neighborhood: Central Area/City Area
How to get there
  • Raffles Place • 8 min walk
  • Telok Ayer • 10 min walk
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kim buay p
Singapore, Singapore11,077 contributions
At this site, the first wooden bridge was built by the colonial government in 1823 called the Presentment Bridge to link the northern and southern banks of the river.
The Presentment Bridge was demolished and replaced by another wooden bridge in 1844 called Thomson Bridge named after its architect John Turnbull Thomson,
(then Government Surveyor of the Straits Settlements).
It was also replaced with the first Elgin Bridge in 1862.
The second and current Elgin Bridge was completed in 1929. It is named after
the 8th Earl of Elgin, Lord James Bruce, also the Governor-General of India (1862–63).
This iconic bridge features three elegant arches supported by slender hanging columns. The concrete-encased steel framework was fabricated in Glasgow and assembled locally. There are cast-iron lamp posts and roundels of the Singapura lion at both ends of the bridge which were designed by Italian sculptor Cavalieri Rodolfo Nolli.
Two pedestrian underpasses were added in 1992 and this bridge, together with Anderson and Cavenagh Bridges, is gazetted a National Monument in 2019.
Written June 1, 2021
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK157,554 contributions
This is a small arch bridge across the Singapore River at the western end of Boat Quay. The bridge itself isn't all that interesting, but the views of Boat Quay are amazing. Plus one for that.
Written March 9, 2020
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia26,319 contributions
Couples
The original bridge was built in 1862 and named after the Govenor of India from 1862-1868 , Lord James Elgin, The current bridge of concrete replaced the old bridge in 1929 and retained the name. It is a nice looking bridge and gets one from one side of the river to the other .
Written March 19, 2019
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JH Lim
Singapore, Singapore95 contributions
Friends
A bridge built in the early days of Singapore, connecting both sides of Singapore River.

It is a nice place to visit if you are nearby. The bridge lights up when night falls, giving it a completely different feel.
Written August 16, 2019
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JJ E
Port Macquarie, Australia184 contributions
Family
Walking in the boat area this is a bridge that stands out.
A must to walk over and examine but even better for taking photos from.
When walking around the river front during the day or night, it is easy acess from one side to the other.
Photos from the bridge at night give a different aspect of the riverfront lights.
Very interisting bridge with a lot of history behind it.
Well worth a visit especially at night.
Written March 1, 2019
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kpiddy
Brisbane, Australia12,095 contributions
Couples
Since 1822 a bridge has existed at this location on the Singapore River, over the years it has been replaced and widen to accommodate the societies requirements. The current bridge opened in 1929 is still named after Lord James Bruce Elgin from 1862. For those discovering Singapore on the Jubilee Walk, Elgin Bridge can be used as a starting/finishing point.
Written January 6, 2019
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia6,668 contributions
Couples
The first bridge on this site was erected in 1822 under Lieutenant Philip Jackson. It was a wooden footbridge and provided the only crossing until Coleman Bridge was constructed in 1840. The original bridge was replaced in 1842 and in 1862 it was replaced by an iron structure imported from India and named Elgin Bridge, in honour of Lord Elgin, the Governor-General of India. The present bridge dates to 1928, steelwork was fabricated in Scotland, assembled on North Bridge Road side and the complete structure then towed across the river and fixed in position. It was restored in 1989. It is supported by three arched structures with columns connected to the deck,
Written October 25, 2018
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GoingFarFarAway
Tampa, FL573 contributions
Couples
By day the bridge isn't much to look at other than it has some historical significance. At night it is lit very nice and is much more spectacular. Worth a walk by.
Written April 23, 2017
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Grover R
Pensacola, FL16,275 contributions
Singapore has so many great bridges that a vehicle bridge like this gets lost with other bridges more scenic and more historic. Still we crossed over and under and enjoyed the scenery, during the day and night.
Written March 13, 2020
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David D
Devon, UK16,660 contributions
Sunday 20th October and we took the wonderful Singapore River Cruise. The boat looks us along the various Quays, on the Singapore River, to the landmarks and points of interest.

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

Elgin Bridge is called Thih Tiau Kio, locally which means, iron suspension bridge. It measures 46 metres long and 25 metres in width.

It is named after a former British Govener General of India, Lord Elgin.

It transports vehicles and passengers across it on a daily basis. The roads leading up to it on either side and North and South Bridge roads.

The Bridge is illuminated at night adding an other dimension to its appeal.
Written October 27, 2019
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