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CAVENAGH BRIDGE
Hello everyone!
Let me introduce myself.
I am a bridge, a very old bridge.
My name is CAVENAGH.
Have you seen me before?
N...
That’s me!
CAVENAGH BRIDGE!
Singapore River
People use me to get
across the river.
Smile! I love visitors
and they love me!
I was born in 1868.
Your grandparents and parents
were not born yet.
Maybe your great grandparents
would have been born by...
Would you like to see how
I have changed over the years?
Look at how old this
photo is. It was taken in
the early 1900s!
People can walk across
because of me!
Before the bridge was built, people
used boats to cross the river.
They had to wait a long time and
even pay for their rid...
For a long time, trams, cattle,
horses and people used me and I
was overcrowded.
When my brother Anderson was
born in 1909...
And that’s my
brother Anderson!
That’s
me!
Eventually the government
decided to change me to a
pedestrian bridge.
Now you only see
pedestrians or cyclists
using me.
There is a sign board on me that
reads:
Police Notice
The use of this bridge is prohibited to
any vehicles… and to all cat...
I’ve seen Singapore grow
from this…
… to this! And I’m excited to
see where we will go next!
Come and visit me
and my 4 siblings! We
are called the 5
heritage bridges.
We are proud that we can
continue to play our part
to serve the people of Singapore.
Will you play your part too?
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Building my sg cavenagh bridge

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Building my sg cavenagh bridge

  1. 1. CAVENAGH BRIDGE
  2. 2. Hello everyone! Let me introduce myself. I am a bridge, a very old bridge. My name is CAVENAGH. Have you seen me before? No? Let me show you some pictures.
  3. 3. That’s me! CAVENAGH BRIDGE! Singapore River
  4. 4. People use me to get across the river.
  5. 5. Smile! I love visitors and they love me!
  6. 6. I was born in 1868. Your grandparents and parents were not born yet. Maybe your great grandparents would have been born by then. That is how old I am.
  7. 7. Would you like to see how I have changed over the years?
  8. 8. Look at how old this photo is. It was taken in the early 1900s!
  9. 9. People can walk across because of me!
  10. 10. Before the bridge was built, people used boats to cross the river. They had to wait a long time and even pay for their ride. It cost about one cent per ride.
  11. 11. For a long time, trams, cattle, horses and people used me and I was overcrowded. When my brother Anderson was born in 1909, he helped to take over some of my work. I was grateful.
  12. 12. And that’s my brother Anderson! That’s me!
  13. 13. Eventually the government decided to change me to a pedestrian bridge. Now you only see pedestrians or cyclists using me.
  14. 14. There is a sign board on me that reads: Police Notice The use of this bridge is prohibited to any vehicles… and to all cattle and horses.
  15. 15. I’ve seen Singapore grow from this… … to this! And I’m excited to see where we will go next!
  16. 16. Come and visit me and my 4 siblings! We are called the 5 heritage bridges.
  17. 17. We are proud that we can continue to play our part to serve the people of Singapore. Will you play your part too?

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