The Bukit Timah Road Truss Bridge has now reopened, allowing foot traffic to cross over Bukit Timah and Dunearn Road.
One of several bridges that used to belong to the former KTM railway line, the Bukit Timah Road Truss Bridge was closed for renovation works was unpassable. With the bridge’s reopening, hikers and walkers can now walk over it once again.
Part of the Rail Corridor
The Bukit Timah Road Truss Bridge is part of the Rail Corridor, the rejuvenated nature trail that now occupies that route of the former KTM train line.
The 45-metre long steel bridge opened in 1932. It was designed by Singapore’s United Engineers. Here’s an interesting piece of trivia – United Engineers is also the “UE” in UE Square at River Valley Road.
In 2015, the Bukit Timah Road Truss Bridge, along with another bridge at Upper Bukit Timah, was been gazette as conserved structures.
Not far from it is the Old Bukit Timah Railway Station, which itself is undergoing renovation works. The Bukit Timah Railway Station has also been gazetted as a conserved building.
The Rail Corridor has attracted many visitors in recent times, particularly because of the renewed interest in the Clementi Forest.
Crossing the Bukit Timah Road Truss Bridge
The Bukit Timah Road Truss Bridge marks one end of the Green Corridor that runs through Clementi Forest. The other end is at Holland Road.
The train tracks and sleepers still remain on the bridge.
Once you have crossed the bridge and its gravelly path, the Rail Corridor (Central) continues, running up toward Hillview Road and the truss bridge over Upper Bukit Timah Road.
Unfortunately, that section of the Rail Corridor is still under development and the path northwards ends abruptly at a hoarding.
Visiting the Bukit Timah Road Truss Bridge
You can pay a visit to the Bukit Timah Road Truss Bridge to take pictures – something which seems to be very popular with families and couples.
Do take note that cyclists should dismount and push their bikes over the bridge.
For those who are driving and would like to visit the Bukit Timah Road Truss Bridge, the closest parking is at KAP Mall.