Photosphere The Helix Bridge Singapore
The Helix Bridge, previously known as the Double Helix Bridge, is a pedestrian bridge linking Marina Centre with Marina South in the Marina Bay area in Singapore.
The building of a landmark Bridge at Marina Bay was first announced in Mar 2006. The Bridge will link the Bayfront area to Marina Centre, completing a walking route that brings visitors to the major attractions around the bay and is envisaged to be a destination point by itself – a place for visitors to enjoy and catch a panoramic view of the Singapore city skyline.
Led by award-winning architect Prof Philip Cox, a consultant team, consisting COX Group Pte Ltd (Australia), ARUP Pte Ltd (Australia) and Architects 61 (Singapore), was appointed to oversee the design and construction of this new Bridge.
The new Bridge will have two components – a six-lane vehicular bridge which is parallel to Sheares Bridge and a six-metre wide curved pedestrian bridge that embraces Marina Bay.
World’s First Curved ‘Double Helix’ Pedestrian Bridge
The pedestrian bridge is the world’s first curved “Double Helix” pedestrian bridge. It comprises two opposite spiraling steel members that are held together by a series of connecting struts to form a tubular structure. This provides an inherent strength, ideal for the curved form. Its resemblance to the structure of DNA, the basic building block of life, symbolises “life and continuity”, “renewal”, “everlasting abundance” and “growth”, reflecting our aspirations for Marina Bay.