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SAFTI Link Bridge


Market Sector




Services Provided

Construction Engineering and Inspection, Design, Planning, Program Management


Asia Pacific

T.Y. Lin International was commissioned by the Ministry of Defence to provide the concept, design and construction engineering services for this iconic bridge entrance to the SAFTI Military Institute in Singapore. The design of the bridge had to take a form that was sensitive to and reflective of the existing environment, and which took full advantage of the site topography and geology while utilizing cost-effective construction methods.

Project Highlights:

  • Supported by an independent, inclined pylon constructed with high performance concrete, the 14.5 meters wide wing-tip bridge girder spans 100 meters between two abutment hillocks, providing a vertical clearance of 4.5 meters above the Pan Island Expressway.
  • Set out on a 180-meter horizontal radius, the bridge deck is raised at 10-meter intervals by nine bridge stays anchored to the pylon head, which is itself held in position by three sets of back stay cables.
  • The combination of pylon, back stay cables and ground beams framed into pile caps creates a rigid, triangular truss system that accounts for the stability of the bridge.

Services Provided:

  • Civil & Structural (C&S) Engineering Consultancy Services
Award for Innovation Design, 1997
Association of Consulting Engineers Singapore (ACES)
Construction Excellence Award, 1997
Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB)