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From Double Helix Bridge Opening 24042010
Selling the transformation of Singapore's cityscape is indirectly part of my job. For numerous years now, we've been talking about the new Marina Bay area. Starting with the Marina Barrage (2008), the Marina Sands Integrated Casino (2010) and the yet to be completed Gardens By The Bay and New Downtown@Marina Bay. The pieces are coming together very nicely. Adding to the skyline is the newly launched Helix Bridge and Youth Olympic Park.

From Double Helix Bridge Opening 24042010
Youth Olympic Park

From Double Helix Bridge Opening 24042010
At the opening of the Helix Bridge which links the Marina Centre with Marina South in the Marina Bay area is made up of a major and minor steel helix that wind around each other.

The DNA-inspired bridge is made of a special stainless steel. The entire structure measures 2,250 meters long and weighs about 1,700 tons, which is equivalent to about 1,130 saloon cars. There is also a night lighting feature built into the pedestrian bridge, which can be programmed to create various moods for different events.

From Double Helix Bridge Opening 24042010
The crowd take their first steps on the bridge.

From Double Helix Bridge Opening 24042010
Canopies (made of fritted-glass and perforated steel mesh) are incorporated along parts of the inner spiral to provide shade for pedestrians. The bridge has five viewing platforms sited at strategic locations which provide stunning views of the Singapore skyline and events taking place within Marina Bay.

From Double Helix Bridge Opening 24042010
The reflection pieces overhead provide an interesting visual illusion against bounced colours from lighting effects.

From Double Helix Bridge Opening 24042010
The city scape will look brighter when Marina Sands Casino complete its bay area development.

What all these mean is likely to be a more vibrant nightlife in Singapore and hopefully a brighter F1 night race...

Marina Barrage City Skyline (Night)
Sustainable Singapore Gallery at the Marina Barrage
Singapore F1 Grand Prix 2008
Going to the Singapore F1 Grand Prix

More Marina Bay Helix Bridge Launch Pictures

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