The bridge, located at Marina Bay in Singapore, has a fabulous and striking double-helix design, inspired by the famous DNA structure. But contrary to logic, this style not only leaves the bridge more attractive but is also responsible for reducing by five times the amount of steel needed to build it.
The Helix Bridge is Singapore’s largest pedestrian-only bridge, about 280 meters long, 2.4 km of stainless steel tubes and elevated to a height of almost 9 meters from river level. According to the Cox Rayner Group, which designed it, it still supports up to 16,000 people at a time. Costing $ 68 million, construction was completed in June 2010, taking two years to complete.
The bridge is a pedestrian bridge that connects both the Marina Center and the Marina South. Built in 2010, it was finally possible to walk all around all Marina Bay on foot. The spiral pieces of the bridge are symbols of cytosine, guanine, adenine and thymine – all elements of DNA. Across the bridge there are viewing platforms.
The Helix is associated with a double helix DNA structure to symbolise “life and continuity, renewal and growth”. A walk along the Helix bridge offers impressive views of the city skyline. A series of ovular-shaped cantilevered viewing ‘pods’ extends out for optimised experience. At night, the bridge is lit which brings attention to the double helix structure, creating a special visual experience to pedestrians.
Helix Bridge is also the longest pedestrian bridge in the lion island nation. The Helix Bridge is located next to the Benjamin Sheares Bridge and is accompanied by the Bayfront Bridge. From the Helix Bridge, you can enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of Singapore by night, watch events taking place on Marina Bay Bay, admire the unique grafity works of amateur painters painted along the glass walls of the bridge.
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