It was the end of the road for the Golden Bridge of Central Business District (CBD), as the popular makan place was officially closed on 31st March 2011.
Situated over Shenton Way, linking Singapore Exchange (SGX) Center II to the Shenton House, the Golden Bridge was a food paradise for the working professionals around the vicinity during the lunch times.
Boasting some 20 eateries, the unique bridge, one of the only two pedestrian bridges in Singapore with an inner food center, operated as early as 1973. The other similar bridge was the former Change Alley Link Bridge, now known as OUE Link, that spanned between Raffles Place and Collyer Quay.
Although the space was limited inside the bridge, the good food and relatively cheap prices attracted many food lovers. Many regular customers became friends with the food stall owners over the years.
The bridge was given a new 3-year lease in 2011. In early 2015, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced that the bridge would be demolished during the Chinese New Year holidays.
Published: 01 April 2011
Updated: 01 February 2015
it has been renovated.
Dewi Marie, if closed shops means renovated, it is. It’s basically slumbering still. 🙂
Another 3 years extended… Likely to be demolished after that
LTA has announced the demolition date:
30 Jan 2015
“To facilitate demolition works of Golden Bridge, Shenton Way will be closed from Thursday, 19 February 2015, 03.00am till Monday, 23 February 2015, 05.00am.
During the period of the road closure, motorists have to turn right onto Cross Street at the junction of Raffles Quay, before turning into South Bridge Road and Maxwell Road, and back to Shenton Way.“
The bridge is boarded up and ready for demolition during the 2015 Chinese New Year
The Golden Bridge was demolished in 2015. The new overhead bridge is now about 10-20 metres further down the road, linking to OUE Downtown Gallery (a mall, formerly DBS Building Towers). You can now see the ‘scar’ on one side of Shenton House where the Golden Bridge used to be attached. You can see how it used to be with Google Maps Street View.
I was fortunate enough to walk through the Golden Bridge once on my way to a job interview at Shenton House, some time in the late 2000s.
And speaking of demolished bridges, I found out recently that the vintage overhead bridge near Parkway Parade has been demolished, and the roads widened. I’m guessing that pedestrians will have to go through the future MRT station’s basement tunnels to get to the opposite side of the road… that means no more bridges.