New Bridge Road

  • New Bridge Road
New Bridge Road
S$ 100.00
Item Code : L0396CT
Availability: In Stock
Artist/Cartographer: G R Lambert
Image size: 370mm x 240mm
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New Bridge Road was laid out in 1842 to the specifications of Irish architect George Coleman. Coleman was also responsible for designing Coleman Bridge, the 'new' brick bridge to which the road refers, built in 1840 under the supervision of Capt. C.E. Faber to link South Bridge Road with Hill Street. Note the absence of any motorised form of transport amongst the considerable traffic on this busy thoroughfare; hordes of rickshas, introduced to Singapore in the 1880s, and bullock carts which were used extensively to transport heavy loads before motorisation. The 2-storey shophouses at right belong to Ellenborough Building, a triangular block built 1845-7 by John Turnbull Thomson for Tan Tock Seng and demolished, partially in 1986 to clear the approach for the new Coleman Bridge, today nothing remains of this or the other shophouses seen here.

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