Who uses the Eco Link Bridge?
The Eco-Link is 62 metres (203 ft) long and crosses over the Bukit Timah Expressway. The bridge is shaped like an hourglass and at its narrowest point is 50 metres (160 ft) wide.
|Operated by||National Parks Board, Government of Singapore|
The bridge, which was built just for animals, connects the 163ha Bukit Timah Nature Reserve to the Central Catchment Nature Reserve, which is Singapore’s largest at more than 2,000ha. The two nature reserves were once connected, until the BKE was built in 1986.
What is the value of eco Link?
To prevent genetic isolation of fragmented flora and fauna populations, the bridge would encourage the interaction of wildlife by facilitating movement between the once separated forests and effectively expand habitat, mating and foraging ranges of flora and fauna.
How do you get to the Eco Link Bridge?
The only way to access it is via a guided walking tour. As mentioned previously, the primary purpose of the Eco-Link@BKE is to restore the connections of the two nature reserves’ biodiversities in a sustainable manner.