Friday, June 17, 2016

Bridge over the river Singapore

Lets look closer at the development of Elgin bridge that was originally known as 'Thompson" when a wooden drawbridge, constructed in 1823.  A more sturdy effort was erected in 1850 (?)  which then was replaced in 1926 (completion) by the Elgin bridge we know today. it was subject to superficial changes, and road widening, but looks much the same as we know it today.
  So here are some photos to illustrate this development.

original "Thompson"wooden


Transformation to Elgin bridge in 1850+

Below, from 1960s
Thanks to NAS for images.

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