The Rama VIII Bridge


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Placard for the mini-marathon held on the bridge earlier in the morning.


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One the elevated road heading up to the bridge: Samsen Road looking south towards New World Department Store in Banglamphu

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Approaching the bridge from the Bangkok side of the Chao Phraya River

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Looking south toward Pin Klao Bridge

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Looking north. The railing design has an art deco-ish appearance.

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Heading across the bridge

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Approaching the Thonburi side.

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The tower. Notice the single, centered cables that come out the Thonburi side of the tower.

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Directly under the tower.

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A workman standing in an access door for the tower.

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Looking back to the Bangkok side. The cables appear to rise directly up and create a strange sense of vertigo.

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Left: One of two unfinished ornamental pillars (?) on the Thonburi side. The pedestrian stairway wraps around it and it looks like it could contain an elevator.

Right: The cables coming down in the center of the road on the Thonburi side.


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The side of the bridge looking back towards Bangkok.

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The bridge roadway heading toward Thonburi.

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Waterfront park area under construction on the Thonburi side

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The cables appear to be wrapped with some kind of yellow PVC covering.

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A cable attached to the bridge decking

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