The pedestrian bridge which serves as a direct connection between the Marina Center to the Bayfront area where the Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort is located was officially named "The Helix" last Saturday night against a backdrop of pyrotechnic show. The landmark pedestrian bridge is DNA-inspired structure and being touted as the world's first curved double helix bridge.
The 280-meter bridge is made of steel tubes forming a major and minor helix winding each other from end to end. The bridge has canopies made of fritted-glass and perforated steel mesh to provide shade. It has five viewing platforms strategically located across the entire length for great viewing experience of the Singapore skyline.
I was one of the many who witness its opening ceremony.
The crowd waiting for the gate to the floating platform grandstand to open
The view of the Singapore skyline from where I was standing
The bridge : 7pm
The bridge : 8pm
The fireworks commenced