Amazing Wave Bridge : Henderson Waves

Amazing Wave Bridge : Henderson Waves
Henderson Road : Singapore

Recently another amazing attraction of Singapore caught my eye, I stumble upon this walk way. Despite of popular infinity pools of Marina Bay Sand, this bridge is amazing:
Henderson Waves (亨德森波浪桥)) is a 274-metre (899 ft)long pedestrian bridge. At 36 metres (118 ft) above Henderson Road, it is the highest pedestrian bridge in Singapore. It connects Mount Faber Park and Telok Blangah Hill Park. It was designed by IJP Corporation, London, and RSP Architects Planners and Engineers (PTE) ltd Singapore.The bridge has a wave-form made up of seven undulating curved steel ribs that alternately rise over and under its deck. The curved ribs form alcoves that function as shelters with seats within. Slats of yellow balau wood, an all-weather timber found in Southeast Asia, are used in the decking. The wave-forms are lit with LED lamps at night from 7pm to 2am daily.[Wiki]

Ilkka Hämäläinen from Panoramio
Xing369 from Panoramio
Yap ES from Panoramio
The 1,500 square meter timber deck sitting on top of the steel structure is the centrepiece of the project.The complex, doubly-curved portions of this large expanse of tropical hardwood form a tapestry of 5000 modular boards, each varying by a single degree every 10m –and many tapered to measure. The entire deck being supported on a steel sub-frame with vibration dampeners, the coordination of steel and timber became a challenging task. Using its proprietary equations, the architect issued precise numerical descriptions of the surface at regular 500mm intervals, and provided dimensional coordinates that greatly assisted the production of the timber manufacturer’s shop drawings.[Source]

Here is a youtuve video of this bridge, by Jawker :

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