Singapore’s Old Treasure: Bukit Timah’s Old Cast Iron Bridge

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You may have heard about Singapore’s Rail Corridor or also known as the “Green Corridor”. The Green Corridor is the former Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) Railway tracks which connects Malaysia and Singapore since 1923 and ceased operations last July 2011. The railway remained and been a conserved area by URA. Part of this railway is the striking cast-iron truss bridge which connects Dunearn Road and Bukit Timah Road.

This iconic cast-iron truss bridge is a landmark and an icon at Bukit Timah due to it’s antiquated form. The bridge gives a nostalgic feeling which became popular for photographers as a subject and location for photoshoots.

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HOW TO GET THERE

It is along Bukit Timah Road and Dunearn Road corner Rifle Range Road.  (Address as stated in Google Map: 596288, 1001 Bukit Timah Rd, 596288)

MRT

Thanks to the newly opened MRT Downtown Line. Getting to this bridge makes it easy. The nearest station is King Albert Park Station. Then you may talk a walk going towards Clementi Road or take a Bus.

BUS

Bus Stop ID:  42061 – King Albert Pk
66, 67, 74, 77, 151, 154, 157, 170, 171, 174, 563, 852, 961, 961C, 970
TIPS BEFORE GETTING THERE:
-Make sure you bring your camera or at least your smart phone to capture this unique structure.
-Bring an umbrella as Singapore’s weather is quite unpredictable lately. It rains heavy and the sun is scorching hot especially during the afternoon.
-Do not lean and stay a bit further away from the trusses as it doesn’t have a railing and you might fall. Looking downwards at the road with fast cars passing underneath can be quite scary.
-Applying sunblock and mosquito repellant is advisable.

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