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Cavenagh Bridge
Cavenagh Bridge

Cavenagh Bridge

Mouth of Singapore River

The Basics

This elegant pedestrian bridge in Singapore’s Colonial District ranks among the oldest bridges in the city. As you approach the bridge, keep your eyes open for an antiquated police notice warning that no horse or cattle-drawn vehicles are allowed to pass over. Walking tours through the streets of Singapore typically cross over the bridge while passing between some of the city’s top attractions, like Merlion Park, Marina Bay, National Gallery Singapore, and the Fullerton Hotel.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Cavenagh Bridge is always free and open—a great option for spontaneous travelers.
  • Bring your camera; the bridge offers excellent views up and down the river.
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes for a stroll across the bridge and along the Singapore riverfront.
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How to Get There

The pedestrian bridge provides a link between Singapore’s cultural district on the north bank of the Singapore River and the commercial district to the south. The nearest metro station is at Raffles Place.

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When to Get There

The bridge is particularly beautiful at night, thanks to a series of lights that were added during the 1990s, so consider planning to visit on your way to Boat Quay, Singapore’s nearby dining and nightlife hotspot.

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Wildcard

Singapore’s Best Bridges Take a trip along the Singapore River, and you’ll notice many bridges spanning the water. Some, like the Cavenagh Bridge, are more impressive than others. The Alkaff Bridge at Robertson Quay is stunning at night, when it’s illuminated in multiple colors (earning it the nickname Singapore Art Bridge). The Helix Bridge, one of the newest in the city, crosses Marina Bay and offers some of the best views of the Singapore skyline.

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