Rama IX Bridge

>> Tuesday, October 27, 2009

It could be more beautiful if I was at another side of river, but couldn't help when I was there for my work. This bridge is called Rama IX Bridge.

It is over the Chao Phraya river. The bridge was named in honour of King Bhumibol Adulyadej's 60th birthday; the 5 December opening date coincides with the King's birthday. It was the first cable-stayed bridge in Thailand and had the second longest cable-stayed span in the world when it opened in 1987

The original colour scheme, with white pylons and black cables, was replaced with an all yellow scheme representing the King in 2006

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