Third Thai–Lao Friendship Bridge

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Third Thai–Lao Friendship Bridge
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Carries Motor vehicles
Crosses Mekong River, Thai-Lao Border
Locale At Samat, Nakhon Phanom Province, Thailand
Thakhek, Khammouane Province, Laos
Official name Third Thai–Lao Friendship Bridge
Design box girder bridge
Total length 1423 m
Width 13 m
Opened November 11, 2011

The Third Thai–Lao Friendship Bridge (Thai: สะพานมิตรภาพ ไทย-ลาว แห่งที่ 3, Thai pronunciation: [sàpʰaːn míttràpʰâːp tʰaj laːw hɛ̀ŋ tʰîː sǎːm]) over the Mekong is a bridge that connects Nakhon Phanom Province in Thailand with Thakhek, Khammouane in Laos. The bridge's foundation stone was laid on March 6, 2009, and it opened for traffic on November 11, 2011.[1][2] The bridge is 1423 metres long and 13 metres wide.[3]

The name "Third Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge" was previously also used to refer to the planned bridge from Chiang Khong, Thailand to Huay Xai, Laos, but this bridge is now known as the Fourth Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge.

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Coordinates: 17°29′33″N 104°43′42″E / 17.49250°N 104.72833°E / 17.49250; 104.72833


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