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Phra Pin-klao Bridge, Bangkok

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The Somdet Phra Pinklao Bridge is a bridge over the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok, in Thailand near the Grand Palace linking Rattanakosin Island with Thonburi. It is named after Pinklao, vice-king of Siam, 1851-66. In the project phase, the bridge was referred to as the Tha Chang Wang Na Bridge, however, in June 1973, it was officially named the Somdej Phra Pinklao Bridge.The Chalerm Sawan 58 Bridge, along Saphan Siaw or "Crescent Bridge", had to be dismantled to make way for the new bridge.Construction of the bridge started on August 4, 1971 and it was opened on 24 September 1973 to traffic by Prime Minister Thanom Kittikachorn. The bridge was built by the joint company of Obayashi Gumi Ltd. and Sumitomo Construction Co. Ltd under the supervision of Swiss Engineering Project who acted as the trustee of the Department of Public and Municipal Works .The main drivers behind the construction of the bridge were:1) "To alleviate the traffic congestion over and around the Memorial Bridge and to shorten travel time and cut costs"
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  • The reply you take the rivercruise down the Chao Phraya River certainly each ship will pass under the bridge. The landscape is very colorful with sip. Guaranteed to make eyes at home.
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  • Wind and walk from the Khao San Road area early in the morning, it was very pleasant. You can cross the edge of pinklao, folksy feel of Thailand and no foreigners at all, locals are eating breakfast. There was a park at this near the end, exercise equipment. A little walk I think is a very good vantage point to enjoy.
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  • A bridge over the Chao Phraya River. You have crossed the bridge on the 511 bus from the Khao San Road area, Southern bus terminal to go. You could see the whole bridge from the river Chao Praya ex express boat, so. It's a bridge can feel the extra structure is not clear.
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  • The bridge is quite high. Prepare to climb the stair up. The scenery on the bridge is Siriraj Hospital, Don't expect to see the grand palace from here.
  • You pay for boat ride. I learned that you only need to pay 1,500 bhat (mind you! Entire boat. It doesn't matter how many people are there) for the boat but for whites. They are charged 3,000 bhat each. I was lucky that a local thai helped me thus we got the real price.. 😁😛😛😜
  • Chao Phraya River good way to travel to chinatown, floating market etc.
  • It's a bridge. And one you can walk across. Some in Bangkok you can't, but Google map seems to think you can. Work on that please google.
  • Good view of much of Phra Nakhon and a few other landmarks. Nice place to watch the sunset.

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