The Railway Bridge Near Old Bukit Timah Railway Station Has Just Reopened


Faruq Senin •  Dec 05, 2020

From hiking spots to hidden gems, we're sure many of you have been rediscovering Singapore during this period. For those of you planning to head outdoors this weekend, good news! The railway bridge near the Old Bukit Timah Railway Station has just reopened.

The railway bridge was previously closed for enhancement works. Called a truss bridge due to its structure which is made up of triangular units, the bridge is an Instagram hotspot and it's not hard to see why ?

P.S. Be sure to check out these 17 IG-worthy spots in Singapore too!

Part of the Green Corridor and Coast-to-Coast trail

Spanning 45-metres long, the bridge is part of Singapore's Green Corridor (also known as Rail Corridor). The nature trail of over 20km used to be part of Malaysia’s KTM (Keretapi Tanah Melayu) railway line connecting Singapore and Malaysia. The railway has ceased operations since 2011.

If you're going on the Coast-to-Coast trail, you can also stop over this bridge as it's along the route.

Along the Green Corridor, there is another 60-metre truss bridge near The Rail Mall at Upper Bukit Timah Road. Unfortunately, the truss bridge there is still closed. Certain parts of the Green Corridor also remain closed. Check out our guide to Singapore's Green Corridor for more information and tips to hiking the trail.

Gazetted as heritage sites

Together with the Old Bukit Timah Railway Station, the two truss bridges have also been conserved as heritage sites. They were opened in 1932 as part of the KTM railway line and was designed by United Engineers, one of Singapore's pioneer engineering companies.

There is currently another truss bridge across Sungei Ulu Pandan in Clementi. The bridge used to be part of the KTM railway's Jurong Line.

For more information on the Green Corridor and halal food along the way, check out our guide to the Green Corridor!

So, if you're looking for someplace to hike outdoors as well as a picture-perfect spot, head over to the railway bridge at the Old Bukit Timah Railway Station! SHARE this with your friends and family ?