"The Helix" Bridge

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 bridge : 5pm

The bridge : 6pm

The park at the foot of the bridge

Then the rain comes

The view of the Singapore skyline from where I was standing

The bridge : 7pm

The bridge : 8pm

The fireworks commenced

The lighted bridge

The bridge was open to the public