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.PutRama VIII Park into our Bangkok sightseeing planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
Rama VIII Park Reviews
Well worth a visit if you are nearby, or are interested in seeing the bridge. Really quiet and affords some lovely views of the impressive bridge... more »
A statue of Rama VIII is in the middle of this park near the big cable-stayed bridge bearing the same name. It is on the westside of the Chao Phraya river and can easily be reached on foot from... more »
Skateboarding DIY spot! Rail, ledges, pole jam and ramps. Cool spot to hang out with the locals!
Here is good place for exercise. One round running is about 0.9 km.
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