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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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  • Its a bridge but looks pretty cool spanning across the river. Traveled on the public ferry and was a good sight to see on our journey to the Grand Palace by river.  more »
  • A beautiful bridge over the Chao Phraya River near Khao San Street. The night is lit up and the beauty stands out even more.
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