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 300 metres (980 ft), and was one of the world's largest asymmetrical cable-stayed bridges at the time of its completion.Make Rama VIII Bridge a part of your Bangkok vacation plans using our Bangkok road trip tool.
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Rama VIII Bridge Reviews
Not far from Banglamphu, twenty minute walk, maybe, to the King Rama VIII park on the other side... nice to get a bit of space and take in a really impressive bridge... more »
nothing special about this bridge, it is just well lighted and good for pictures. it can be seen in the evenings better but ferries are closed after 7PM, so be careful. the last ferry departures at... more »
Looks amazing at night. This suspension bridge has no pillars supporting it at the centre of river. Brilliant design
Great suspended bridge. Nice to see at night or from the river during cruise.
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