Taksin Bridge

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Taksin Bridge
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Coordinates 13°43′08″N 100°30′45″E / 13.718791°N 100.512543°E / 13.718791; 100.512543Coordinates: 13°43′08″N 100°30′45″E / 13.718791°N 100.512543°E / 13.718791; 100.512543
Carries 6 lanes of roadway, Bangkok Skytrain, pedestrians
Crosses Chao Phraya River
Locale Bangkok, Thailand
Official name King Taksin Bridge
Characteristics
Total length 1,791 m
Longest span 92 m
Clearance below 12 m
History
Construction end 1 February 1979
Opened 6 May 1982

The Taksin Bridge (Thai: สะพานสมเด็จพระเจ้าตากสินมหาราช) is a bridge crossing the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok, Thailand. The bridge was designed with a large gap between opposing traffic directions to accommodate a canceled mass transit system. The disused foundations were eventually adapted for the BTS Skytrain,[1] with train services across the bridge beginning on 5 December 1999. The bridge was named in honour of King Taksin.

The entry ramp on the east side of the river contains the Saphan Taksin BTS Station as well as a pier for the Chao Phraya Express Boat.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "THE 1979 BANGKOK MASS TRANSIT MASTERPLAN". 2bangkok.com. Archived from the original on 2003-08-13. Retrieved 2007-11-27. 

External links[edit]

  • Taksin Bridge Bureau of Maintenance and Traffic Safety, Thailand. Retrieved on 31 December 2007