Third Thai–Lao Friendship Bridge

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Third Thai–Lao Friendship Bridge
3rd Friendschip Laos 04.jpg
Coordinates 17°29′33″N 104°43′42″E / 17.4925°N 104.7283°E / 17.4925; 104.7283Coordinates: 17°29′33″N 104°43′42″E / 17.4925°N 104.7283°E / 17.4925; 104.7283
CarriesMotor vehicles
CrossesMekong River, Thai-Lao Border
LocaleAt Samat, Nakhon Phanom Province, Thailand
Thakhek, Khammouane Province, Laos
Official nameThird Thai–Lao Friendship Bridge
Characteristics
Designbox girder bridge
Total length1423 m
Width13 m
History
OpenedNovember 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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  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-06-15. Retrieved 2009-06-15.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ http://blogs.voanews.com/breaking-news/2011/11/11/thailand-laos-open-new-friendship-bridge
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-11-23. Retrieved 2017-10-15.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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