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Located next to the Rail Mall, the Upper Bukit Timah Truss Bridge dates back to 1932, and remains the only Pratt truss bridge in Singapore. The Pratt truss design features a single tension diagonal in each panel and a compression vertical with parallel chords and an inclined end post.
As part of the restoration, rotten timber sleepers were replaced, gaps were sealed, and new protective layers and railings were added to make it extra safe. Ballast stones around the track were also relaid. Instead of trains chugging by, expect to see pedestrians and cyclists crossing it. Plus, the bridge also makes for an industrial-style Instagram backdrop.
Coming soon The 9 Mile platform next to the bridge will be sheltered and fitted with toilets by 2022. It’s set to be a spot where visitors can meet up – or take that much-needed toilet break.