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Henderson Waves Bridge, Singapore

Wave-shaped 36-m pedestrian bridge connecting Mount Faber Park to Telok Blangah Hill Park.

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At it's highest point Henderson Waves bridge is just over 118 feet, making it Singapore's tallest bridge. The modern pedestrian bridge is surrounded by the regions lush natural foliage. Designed by the U.S.-based firm RSP Architects, Henderson Waves bridge connects Mount Faber Park and Telok Blangah Hill Park.
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At 36 metres above ground, the Henderson Waves bridge is the highest pedestrian bridge in Singapore. Unveiled in 2008, its fantastical shape has lent an unexpected jolt of design savvy to the lush green belt in the south of Singapore.

Undulating wave

[post_ads]Henderson Waves is anchored by steel arches and filled in with curved slats of Balau wood

True to its name, the bridge mimics the undulating shape of a wave, curving and twisting along its entire 274-metre length. Its form is anchored by steel arches and filled in with curved ‘ribs’—slats of Balau wood, a dense hardwood used in heavy construction and which is found only in Southeast Asia.

Its shape allows it to have hidden recesses and shell-like niches, where pedestrians can sit and observe their surroundings. Because there’s privacy and room to rest, the bridge is a popular spot on weekends with couples, families with children and joggers.

As dusk falls, visitors still linger to admire the bridge, which is illuminated to stunning effect by light-emitting diode (LED) lighting from 7pm to 2am every night.

A walk to discover

The best way to explore the bridge is as part of the Southern Ridges Walk, a five-kilometre hiking trail that takes you through three major parks: Kent Ridge Park, Telok Blangah Hill Park and Mount Faber Park. It is the latter two that Henderson Waves connects.

Aside from being able to observe a rich variety of tropical flora and fauna, a walk on the Ridges also affords you some stunning views of the island.


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Wave-shaped 36-m pedestrian bridge connecting Mount Faber Park to Telok Blangah Hill Park.
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