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Rama VIII Bridge, Bangkok

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The Rama VIII Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge crossing the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok, Thailand. It was built to alleviate traffic congestion on the nearby Phra Pinklao Bridge. Construction of the bridge took place from 1999 to 2002. The bridge was opened on 7 May 2002 and inaugurated on 20 September, the birth anniversary of the late King Ananda Mahidol (Rama VIII), after whom it is named. The bridge has an asymmetrical design, with a single pylon in an inverted Y shape on the west bank of the river. Its eighty-four cables are arranged in pairs on the side of the main span and in a single row on the other. The bridge has a main span of, and was one of the world's largest asymmetrical cable-stayed bridges at the time of its completion.
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  • Surprising the magical day at night on a cruise dinner on the River, when it seems his asymmetrical wings in the sky. Not to be missed!
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