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Singapore Prime Minister opens Buro Happold's 'leaf' bridge

A pedestrian and cycle bridge linking east and west Singapore has been opened by Singapore's prime minister after construction was completed earlier this month.

The Alexandra Arch bridge, designed by Buro Happold in conjunction with two local firms, will link a new horticulture park to the Telok Blangah Heights in the east of the city.

The asymmetric leaf-shaped bridge, spans 80 metres and comprises of a single leaning arch rising 17 metres above ground, which is supported by hanger fins.

The bridge's arch, deck and fins are all fabricated from steel and the whole assembly is supported by raking concrete piers which in turn are supported on piled foundations.

Buro Happold Senior Bridge Engineer, Kien Hoang, said: "This has been a very interesting project for us. As always, turning a competition winning concept into steel-and-concrete reality, while remaining faithful to the original vision, was a real challenge."

"But it was one that we enjoyed and ultimately we are very pleased with the end product and proud to have been involved in such a great project."

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