Sunday, April 25, 2010

Marina Bay bridges open

The poser buzzing in many Singaporeans' minds was answered by Mr Mah Bow Tan yesterday when he opened the two landmark bridges across Marina Bay and revealed their names.
The Helix, at 280m long, was chosen for the spiral-shaped pedestrian bridge while the Bayfront Bridge, spanning 303m, was picked for the parallel bridge for vehicles.
About 2,000 people turned up at Marina Bay last night to witness the event. They were treated to a two-minute display of fireworks from the two bridges while taking in the panoramic view of the new downtown.
The crowd was also entertained by drummers and stilt walkers positioned on The Helix.
Mr Mah, the National Development Minister, declared the bridges open at about 8pm.
Vehicles can start using the Bayfront Bridge from 3pm today. The Youth Olympic Park, Singapore's first art park at the entrance of the bridges, was also opened yesterday.

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