Rama VIII Bridge on the Chao Phraya River, Bangkok

Rama VIII Bridge

Rama 8 cable-stayed bridge on the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok.

The Rama VIII Bridge is a golden cable-stayed and asymmetrical single inverted-Y pylon bridge with a total length of 2.45 kilometers (1.52 miles), crossing the Chao Phraya River and connecting Bang Phlat and Phra Nakhon districts of Bangkok. The huge pillar supporting the bridge is situated in Thonburi, on the west bank of the river.

The Rama 8 Bridge was commissioned by His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej in 1996 and it was constructed to commemorate King Ananda Mahidol (King Rama VIII) and officially opened on September 20, 2002.

-Thailand News (TN)

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