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The Coleman Bridge, originally built in 1840, is the second bridge built across the Singapore River. Linking Hill Street to New Bridge Road, this vehicular bridge was the first built in masonry.

It was designed by George Drumgold Coleman, Singapore's first architect, who was later appointed the first Superindtendent of Public Works. This same man also designed the Armenian Church and the Old Parliament Building. Coleman adopted Greek and Roman architectural styles for use in Singapore's tropical conditions. This architectural style is known as Palladian.

When it was first built in 1840, it was known as New Bridge and was made of bricks, with nine arches. The bridge had been replaced thrice- first in 1865 to a wooden one, then in 1886 with an iron one. The concrete structure which stands now has stood since 1986. Iron lamp posts and railings were added to incorporate the bridge's history.

Type of place: Monument/Building
Location: Colonial District, Singapore
Street address: New Bridge Road
Nearest public transport: Clarke Quay

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Incorporates some of the decorative iron features from the previous structure.
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Provides a view of Clarke Quay.
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