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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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  • Click H29 years now the picture looks rather sight see this bridge from the Orange komaru marked on the map and another for the bridge itself is not seen so much, because I can see only the top of a supporting tower, the photos are mostly photos from a wharf near the South. Royal Viceroy class is built, is now very much seen in Japan and then general contractor obayashi Corporation other Japan repair again built like I. Passing in a taxi no problem is the passage in the tuk-tuk, motorcycle exhaust is irresistible. I say mission-critical traffic is also near exhaust 取ri壊se in question.
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  • This is the access bridge to the pinklao. Express boats go to pinklao city who can go in taxis and motorcycle taxis. The bridge is always congested. Pinklao is a laid-back, not so much tourists Bangkok suburbs and city.
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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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  • Peachful scenaric at night to Siriraj and The Grand palace
  • I took pictures but not in this phone so that place actually has some sightseeing boat trips i used the bridge to see the opposide side.. i was at the side of that khosan road well i walked on the bridge there is an another bigger bridge if you check on map you can walk in 1 hour
  • 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.
  • Able to see wholistic view of downtown BKK.
  • 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.. 😁😛😛😜
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