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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:
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  • The Pinklao Bridge is rather unimpressinve as bridges go. It is one of the more non-descript structures over the Chao Phraya. All the photos submitted are actually of the Rama VIII bridge, which is a ...  more »
  • ** please listing in this new destination (the pix which have ever added are King Rama VIII bridge, not Phra Pin Klao Bridge ** This area around is King Rama VIII bridge is public park and pier that a...  more »
  • IMHO this bridge is not an attraction at all. And when I visited this review page, I found one misplaced review for the Bridge Over the "River Kwai", one misplaced photo of the Rama VIII bridge (which...  more »