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FC: Our school trip:1Anderson, 2 Elgin and 3Cavanage Bridge

1: Anderson Bridge: The bridge was completed in 1910[1], and was named after the Governor of the Straits Settlements and High Commissioner for the Federated Malay States (1904–1911), Sir John Anderson, who officially opened the bridge on 12 March 1910.

2: Its low draught was also insufficient for the passage of boats at high tide. However, when Anderson Bridge was completed in 1910, Cavenagh Bridge was spared from demolition and was converted to a pedestrian bridge, with heavier vehicles, horse and ox carts being diverted to Anderson Bridge.

5: The existing bridge was completed in 1929 and named after Lord Elgin, Governor-General of India (21 March 1862 - 20 November 1863). As this was the first bridge across the river, the two roads leading to it were named North Bridge Road and South Bridge Road accordingly

6: Elgin Bridge is believed to have existed at its current location as an unnamed footbridge as early as 1819[1], the year Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles landed on Singapore. It was the only bridge across the Singapore River, linking the Chinese community on the southern side to the Indian merchants of High Street on the northern side. This footbridge was replaced by a wooden drawbridge in 1822[1] officially named Presentment Bridge. It was also called Monkey Bridge, as its narrowness limited the number of people crossing at a time and therefore using it required some agility.

8: Cavenagh Bridge

9: Cavenagh Bridge is the only suspension bridge and one of the oldest bridges in Singapore, spanning the lower reaches of the Singapore River in the Downtown Core. Opened in 1870[1] to commemorate Singapore's new Crown colony of the Straits Settlements status in 1867, it is the oldest bridge in Singapore that exists in its original form

10: its name was changed to Cavenagh Bridge in honour of Major General William Orfeur Cavenagh, the last India-appointed Governor of the Straits Settlements, who governed from 1859 to 1867.[1]

11: Group Experience When we got there we felt very exciting to learn the history of the three Famous Bridges in Singapore. We learnt so much about their history.

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