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The Helix Bridge, Singapore Overview

Connecting the Marina Central to Marina South in the Marina Bay area of Singapore lays the gorgeous Helix Bridge in all its glory. Popularly known as "The Helix", it is a pedestrian bridge linking the city's existing CBD area with the newly developed Bayfront district. The design of this beautiful piece of architecture is built upon the double helix structure modelled on the structure of the DNA because of which it was also previously called "Double Helix Bridge". The stunning edifice shines dazzlingly at night by ribbons of LED lighting, turning it into a popular tourist attraction.

The Helix Bridge comprises both a major and a minor helix and is the first in the world to adopt such an unconventional feature for a bridge. Made of a special duplex stainless steel, this 280-metre long bridge has the ability to support up to 16000 people at once. The magnificent bridge is about three storeys tall, with 2250 metre-long steel tubes which make up its structure. Since the Helix Bridge is built around 8.8 metres above the water, boats have no difficulties in passing across the Marina Bay area. Situated near the Benjamin Shares Bridge, the Helix forms a curve near the Youth Olympic Park, Gardens by the Bay, and the Bayfront Bridge and is encompassed by attractions like the Esplanade Theatre and the Singapore Flyer on one side, and the ArtScience Museum and the grand Marina Bay Sands Resort across the bridge. What makes the Helix Bridge deserve a spot on your list of places-to-visit in Singapore are its sheer volume, enthralling beauty, and its mesmerising surroundings.

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Helix Bridge Facts

  • Along the length of the bridge, four inner spirals, known as the canopies, are incorporated in order to provide shade to the pedestrians.
  • The spectacular bridge houses four viewing platforms so that people may take in the breathtaking views surrounding the area.
  • The remarkable piece of architecture is illuminated by dazzling LED lights which highlight the DNA structure. There are also pairs of the alphabets A and T, as well as C and G, which are lit up by bright green and red lights, representing the four bases of the DNA.

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