Road closure at Shenton Way for demolition of the Golden Bridge; 15 bus services affected

The Golden Bridge in December 2011. Fifteen SBS Transit bus services will be affected by a road closure along Shenton Way during the Chinese New Year period meant to facilitate the demolition of the Golden Bridge near the UIC Building. -- PHOTO: ST F
The Golden Bridge in December 2011. Fifteen SBS Transit bus services will be affected by a road closure along Shenton Way during the Chinese New Year period meant to facilitate the demolition of the Golden Bridge near the UIC Building. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Fifteen SBS Transit bus services will be affected by a road closure along Shenton Way during the Chinese New Year period meant to facilitate the demolition of the Golden Bridge near the UIC Building.

The bus services will skip the bus stop in front of the UIC Building from 3am on Thursday, Feb 19, the first day of Chinese New Year, to Monday, Feb 23. The affected services are: 10, 57, 70, 97, 100, 107, 130, 131, 133, 162, 186, 196, 400, 402 and 502.

During 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.

Golden Bridge is one of two pedestrian linkways in the Central Business District that include retail and food shops. It connects Shenton House with DBS Tower Two and SGX Centre.

The other is the OUE Link, formerly known as the Change Alley Link Bridge, which connects Raffles Place to the new Marina Bay Financial District.

Golden Bridge housed an inner food centre with around 20 eateries, and has been a popular eating spot for Shenton Way workers since its opening in 1973.

It was closed in March 2011, and was originally slated for demolition due to the extension of McCallum Street. However, the lease of Golden Bridge was extended by about three years, and the tender went to Kopitiam.

A new pedestrian bridge will be built in its place.

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