This photograph, taken around 1919, is mounted on a board, with handwritten words "Kavanagh Bridge" on the front and "1919" on the back. The photograph shows Cavenagh Bridge, which is named after Sir Lieutenant General William Orfeur Cavenagh, the last Governor of the Straits Settlements (1859 - 1867). It was built in 1868 by Indian convicts based in Singapore. Today, it is the oldest bridge across the Singapore River and serves as a foot-bridge for pedestrian traffic only. Date of creation estimated.
From the Lee Kip Lin Collection. All rights reserved. Lee Kip Lin and National Library Board, Singapore 2009.