Bhumibol Bridge (Industrial Ring Road Bridge), Bangkok

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The Bhumibol Bridge, also known as the Industrial Ring Road Bridge is part of the 13 km long Industrial Ring Road connecting southern Bangkok with Samut Prakan Province. The bridge crosses the Chao Phraya River twice, with two striking cable-stayed spans of lengths of 702 m and 582 m supported by two diamond-shaped pylons 173 m and 164 m high. Where the two spans meet, another road rises to join them at a free-flowing interchange suspended 50 metres above the ground.
The bridge opened for traffic on 20 September 2006, before the official opening date of 5 December 2006. It is part of the Bangkok Industrial Ring Road, a royal scheme initiated by King Bhumibol Adulyadej that aimed to solve traffic problems within Bangkok and surrounding areas, especially the industrial area around Khlong Toei Port, southern Bangkok, and Samut Prakan Province.
According to tradition, all bridges over the Chao Phraya in Bangkok are named after a member of the royal family. In October 2009, it was announced that both bridges would be named after King Bhumibol Adulyadej, with the northern bridge officially named "Bhumibol 1 Bridge" and the southern bridge "Bhumibol 2 Bridge". The unofficial name "Mega Bridge" was also widely used.
The bridge was featured on the Discovery Channel.
Bhumibol Bridge 1 is the northern bridge connecting Yan Nawa District, Bangkok and Phra Pradaeng District, Samut Prakan. It is a cable-stayed bridge with seven lanes together with two high pillars. The structure is reinforced concrete 50 m above water level.
Bhumibol Bridge 2 is the southern bridge. The structure is almost the same as Bhumibol Bridge 1, with seven lanes and two high pillars and built using reinforced concrete 50 m above the level of the river.
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  • This is a very huge bridge and the structure is amazing and grand. It goes across the Chao Phraya river and you will have a very nice view of the city and the surrounding area.  more »
  • If driving in the evening will be open all bridges illuminated bridge is suited to a view over the Chao Phraya River and Bangkok by both side Samut prakan. In addition to the side with the bridge.
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  • Thanks to Late King Bhumibol who made this bridge free for all, it is the only free portion of the bridge that connect Bangkok Rama 3 Road to Samut Prakan Road. You may continue to South on Bhumbol 2 Bridge to Southern part on toll road.
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