Three bridges - December 23, 2006
Left to right: The Mega Bridge (it has a number of unofficial names), the outer ring road bridge (under construction), and the Rama IX Bridge. Link to larger image. Google Earth placemarks - Mega Bridge, outer ring road bridge, Rama IX Bridge
Scenes from the new Outer Ring Road Bridge - November 20, 2007
Opening ceremony for Outer Ring Road Bridge - November 15, 2007
Jerry writes: This is a far-away shot at 10:20 this morning--1 minute after opening.
Outer Ring Road Bridge almost ready -
October 28, 2007
Jerry writes: Still not open, but today some bikers were crossing the bridge. This photo looking east.
Painting the Rama 9 Bridge - October 6, 2007
Recently the previously non-description grey Rama 9 Bridge has been painted royal yellow to match the Mega Bridge.
Outer ring road bridge - June 8, 2007
Latest photo of the outer rung road bridge with the new golden tops on the spires.
BMA to revive 4 Chao Phraya bridge projects worth B10bn - Bangkok Post, June 6, 2007
...the first bridge, estimated to cost one billion baht, will cross the Chao Phraya river between Ratchawong and Din Daeng piers.
The second bridge, costing 2.4 billion baht, will cross between Lat Ya and Maha Phruttharam roads.
The third bridge, at 3.2 billion baht, will cross between Chan and Charoen Nakhon roads, and the fourth bridge, at 4.4 billion baht, will cross between the Kiakkai area and Bang Phlad district...
Progress announced on two more Thai-Lao bridges - TNA, April 17, 2007
Thailand and Laos affirm that no obstacles will be encountered in building the third and fourth Thai-Lao 'friendship' bridges respectively. Both will be completed in 2011 as planned...
Outer Ring Road Bridge - April 2, 2007
Chulalongkorn study says new Thai-Lao bridge to create problems - TNA, December 24, 2006
A number of Thai social problems will arise from the second Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge which was opened officially last Wednesday, according to a study conducted by Chulalongkorn University's Asian Studies Centre...
Doubling the Rama 9 Bridge -
October 26, 2006
Vin writes: I have found this website, www.praram9bridge.com. it is the site prepared against the new bridge to be constructed parallel to Praram 9 bridge. It is the site made by a club named 'Praram 9 Bridge Lover Club' presenting the impact of the proposal to the existing bridge and community around the area. Although most of the information is provided in Thai, you can look at pictures on the eighth topic which many of them are very nice.
More: Mainly, they don't want this new bridge to double the existing one. But if the expressway authority still insist to do it, they prepare several suggestions to modify the new bridge to reducing the impact such as replicating the design from the old bridge or redesigning the slope or reducing the levels that overlap each other.
However, actually they don't want it. If you look at the possible routes for the bridge, this is the fouth option, and the route doesn't make sense. But it is likely that they gonna choose this route due to much less land owners to negotiate.
New bridge to Laos opened - Mukdahan wonders why - Bangkok Post, December 20, 2006
New bridge to Laos opens today - Bangkok Post, December 20, 2006