Standing a height of thirty-six metres above the Henderson Road, the Henderson Waves Bridge is a gentle reminder that even though our lives have been made easier with the advent of two-wheelers and four-wheelers, nothing beats the immense peace that one receives after taking a walk along the streets illuminated with city lights. With a length of 274 metres and a width of 8 metres, this stunning piece of architecture is the highest pedestrian bridge of Singapore. The spectacular bridge, a result of the joint effort of IJP Corporation and RSP Architects in 2008, connects the lush Telok Blangah Hill Park with the sprawling Mount Faber Park, a part of the beautiful trail of the Southern Ridges.
The extraordinary feature that makes the splendid Henderson Waves Bridge stand out are its seven undulating curved ribs which form an artistic wave-like structure and seem to flow above and below the deck in the form of alternative crests and troughs. These decks, which weave through the steel curves, are made of the indigenous yellow balau timber, and not only do they enhance the appearance of the bridge but also double as shelters with seats made of timber within them. This magnificent bridge offers a breathtaking view of the rich flora and fauna as you walk through the top of the forests below, providing a unique outdoor experience at a meagre distance from the hubbub of the city. The Henderson Waves Bridge is an ideal spot from which you can take in a panoramic view of the beautiful city along with its harbour as well as the Southern Islands. As dusk falls over the city, the bridge is illuminated with bright, psychedelic lights till 02.00 AM, giving it a different charm altogether. Henderson Waves serves multiple functions, acting as a source of several recreational activities like bird-watching and photography. It is also a popular spot for joggers and fitness enthusiasts who look for some tranquillity in this land-scarce city.
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