The Helix Bridge
Modelled on the DNA structure to symbolise ‘life and continuity, renewal and growth’, this beautiful, eye catching pedestrian bridge is an architectural wonder.
Helix Bridge has both practical and aesthetic purposes. It provides quick access to Marina Bay Sands for pedestrians coming from the Esplanade and the City Hall area, a walk that offers impressive views of the city skyline of the Marina Bay area.
The bridge has five viewing pods that provide good vantage points to watch fireworks and pyrotechnics during special events such as the National Day celebrations.
At night, the bridge is lit up with LED lights providing a beautifully lit walkway which brings attention to the double helix structure, creating a special visual experience to pedestrians.
Costing $68 million, the 280-metre-long Helix Bridge is the first double-helix bridge in the world and is able to support up to 16,000 people at a time. The bridge is made of a special duplex stainless steel that equips it with high structural strength while reducing maintenance needs.
With a height clearance of 8.8 m above water, boats are able to pass under through Marina Bay and Marina Channel.
Did you know:
- The Helix Bridge earned its place in The Left Handed DNA Hall of Fame in 2010.
- The design resembles the international left handed DNA, which is the opposite of normal DNA.
- The structure of the Bridge comprises of 650 tonnes of stainless steel and 1000 tonnes of carbon steel.