In the center of Singapore there is a bridge that surprises with its architectural structure. It has a very unusual shape and thus attracts the attention of tourists from year to year.
Pedestrian bridge over the bay of Marina. Singapore never ceases amaze with their architectural masterpieces, scale and love for Feng Shui. Helix Bridge, officially The Helix and formerly known as The double helix bridge is a pedestrian bridge in the Marina Bay area. Architects unanimously recognize it as one of the most beautiful in the world. The length of the bridge is 280 meters.
Initially, the Helix Bridge was designed so that it would ideally fit into the architectural style of the main, adjacent buildings. In 2010, the bridge was opened and is now considered one of the main attractions of the country. In Singapore, they are able to surprise not only for its futuristic buildings, but also for the performance clever tasks.
The task of designing was very difficult. For specialists it was necessary to develop a design that would meet all Feng Shui Committee requirements. The bridge should have turned out visually light, beautiful, protect from wind and rain. Besides This, of course, the bridge must also be strong and withstand more cross-country people.
Unusual design of the bridge in the form of a spiral DNA molecule attracts tourists here. In the evening the lights on the whole structure of the bridge, which additionally makes it unique. Along the bridge there are 4 observation platforms (each with a capacity of 100 man) is a good place to just sit over the river (sit, however, it is necessary on the floor), watch the floating small boats and cityscape.
In the asphalt you can see the Latin letters – they are not just there So. In the evening, they are also highlighted, as well as the whole bridge. The letters C, G, T, A – remind us of the main substances of the DNA molecule: cytosine, guanine, thymine and adenine. Oh how! As intended, the bridge should associated with life, because it is in the form of a DNA helix.
Helix Bridge in Singapore
Spiral bridge construction
View of the bridge from the ferris wheel
Those same reminders about the main DNA molecules
View from the observation deck on the bridge
View of the Helix Bridge from the Ferris Wheel
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