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.For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Bangkok holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Rama VIII Park and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
Rama VIII Park Reviews
Not especially worth going out of your way for, but if you are in the area pop in. It is a locals park. When we were there early Sunday morning it was popular with walkers and joggers. Everyone... more »
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 »
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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