13 March 2010

The Johor – Singapore Causeway

Construction of the Johor Causeway started on April 24, 1920. Originally, the causeway was only meant to cater for the railway line but later a road and sidewalk were added in. The Johor – Singapore Causeway was completed in 1923 after four years of construction. Approximately $17 million (in 1924 terms) of the construction cost was borne by the Johor government.
 
1910s - Woodlands Station (Tank Road -Woodlands Railway, Singapore)
Before the causeway was built, passengers would cross to Johor by ferry boat.
Source : Pictorial History of Singapore Then and Now

1920s -View of new Causeway probably after it was opened. The original Johor Bahru Railway Station was just located a few meter north of the rolling bridge.
 
1920s - View of causeway and railway station at johor,a train going to Singapore.
Source: Picas

1930s - View of causeway and railway station at johor,a train going to Singapore.
Source: Picas

1945s - Woodland Station, Singapore
Source: PICAS (Singapore Archives)
 
1950s - Woodlands looking towards JB


1 comment:

Noor Bathi Badarudin said...

As salam,
Semoga sihat wal afiat.
Sungguh terpegun saya dengan gambar-gambar yang tertera di sini.
Semoga tuan terus berkongsi imej-imej yang indah dan nostalgik dengan pembaca.
Terima kasih.
Wassalam.