Inspired by the geometric arrangement of DNA, with a walk-way encircled by two delicate helix structures, Helix Bridge is a remarkable piece of architecture.
This amazing pedestrian bridge was opened in 2010 and connects Marina Central to Marina South in the Marina Bay.
The visually stunning bridge is situated near the Benjamin Shares bridge and forms a curve near the Youth Olympic Park, Gardens by the Bay, and the Bayfront Bridge.
It complements 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.
It is a place that links cultural, recreational and entertainment facilities for the community.
Design, Letters, and Lighting
At night, the architectural marvel is illuminated by a series of lights that provides the visitors with a way to enjoy and photograph their views from the bridge.
Resembling the DNA - the unique structure of the bridge symbolizes 'life, continuity, and renewal of growth' with two pairs of coloured letters, C&G and A&T, at the focus,
These letters represent the four bases of the DNA: Cytosine, Guanine, Adenine and Thymine.
Being the world's first curved bridge, this remarkable piece of unique architecture has won many awards till date.
For its impressive size, challenging design, and magnificent view, the Helix Bridge was awarded the 'World's Best Transport Building' award during the World Architecture Festival Awards followed by the 'Engineering Safety Excellence Awards' in 2011.
Interesting facts about The Helix Bridge
- The splendid Helix Bridge bagged a place in The Left Handed DNA Hall of Fame in 2010 for its left- handed DNA structure, which is the opposite of standard DNA.
- Four viewing pods extend out over the water, allowing visitors a 360 degree view of skyline.
- The helix structure actually only ever touches at one point under the bridge deck.