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: สะพานสมเด็จพระเจ้าตากสิน) 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 15 May 2009. 31 October 2011

The entry ramp on the east side of the river contains the Saphan Taksin Skytrain 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. Retrieved 2007-11-27. 

External links[edit]

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