Early Rama VIII Bridge Photos 2000-2001


(Photo: Olli)

Olli sent in this great photo of the bridge construction in July, 2001 from atop the Golden Mountain


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Rama VIII Bridge construction seen from the new ferry pier at Santichaiprakarn Park on October 13, 2001


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October 13, 2001 - About two-thirds across

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Connected! - January, 2002
With the placement of these road supports, the Rama 8 Bridge spans the Chao Phraya River for the first time.
Wisutkasat Road
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August 6, 2000 - View down Wisutkasat Road
The Bank of Thailand building is in the background on the left.

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March 24, 2001 - Wisutkasat Road

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December 5, 2000 - Pilings below water level on the east side of the Chao Phraya River.

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Roadside project panel

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March 24, 2001 - Elevated road leading from the Pinklao area to the bridge

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March 24, 2001 - Scaffolding at the base of the pillars

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March 23, 2001 - The road surface will pass between the two supports

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Project billboard - We love the sailboats on the Chao Phraya River

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This is real ephemera! The white board for March 23, 2001 reports the high and low temperature, wind direction and speed, sunrise and sunset, high and low tides, and the weather which is light rain and cloudy (1=clear, 2=cloudy, 3=light rain, 4=heavy rain).


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March 23, 2001 - The ubiquitous "Last Accident Occurred" sign


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March 24, 2001 - Bridge and crane disappearing into Bangkok's bright sky. In the foreground is the construction of road support pillars.

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May, 2001 - Closeup of the top of the pillar as it nears completion

Views from around town

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Pinklao Bridge as seen from the Rama VIII Bridge construction site. The Rama VIII Bridge is designed to handle most of the traffic that now uses the Pinklao Bridge thus rerouting traffic from the historic Ratanakosin Island area (this is where the Grand Palace and all the most famous landmarks are).
The bridge piling can be seen from all around town if one looks closely enough. Here is a view of bridge piling from the Rama IX Bridge further down the Chao Phraya River.

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The bridge piling as seen from Na Phra That Road, near the main tourists' entrance to the Grand Palace. On the left is Silapkorn University and on the right is Sanam Luang (the big open park downtown). Because the river turns east, the piling appears to be on the Bangkok side, but it is actually on the Thonburi side of the river.
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