Timings : 24 hours
Time Required : Less than 1 hour
Entry Fee : No entry fee
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One of the oldest and most recognizable bridges in Singapore, the Cavenagh Bridge is also the only suspension bridge which spans the lower reaches of the Singapore River. Completed in 1869 and built to celebrate 50 years of the founding of Singapore by Raffles in 1819, the Cavenagh Bridge was one of the first suspension bridges in all of Southeast Asia. Today, the bridge stands as a major tourist attraction, which people love to visit to enjoy a peaceful walk in solitude or to simply stand and watch the ferries pass by.
Formerly known as the Edinburgh Bridge, the name of the bridge was later changed to Cavenagh Bridge to pay tribute to Major General Orfeur Cavenagh, who was the last India-appointed Governor of the Straits Settlements. Today, the bridge continues to exist in its original form and is a popular tourist attraction. Originally, the colossal bridge was widely used by ox carts and other vehicles to cross the river, but heavy traffic ultimately caused the authorities to shut down all vehicle movement. Ultimately, Cavenagh Bridge was converted to a pedestrian bridge, and people today visit the bridge to revisit the rich history of Singapore and to marvel at its architectural wonder.