Bangkok Opens New Chao Phraya Bridge to Pedestrians


Bangkok has introduced a new bridge over the Chao Phraya River, informally dubbed the second Rama IX bridge. This addition to the city’s infrastructure runs alongside the existing Rama IX bridge and is designed to alleviate traffic congestion from central Bangkok to the developing outskirts near the Rama II area.

The new structure, which is part of Bangkok’s expressway system, stands 41 meters tall and features a cable-stayed design with eight lanes, all painted in a striking bright yellow.

The second Rama IX bridge will temporarily open to pedestrians before it becomes available to vehicle traffic. The public is invited to explore the bridge on foot and enjoy panoramic views of Bangkok and the Chao Phraya River.

Pedestrian access is available between February 23 and 25 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. each day. This pedestrian preview offers a unique opportunity to experience the bridge in a way that will not be possible once it is opened to cars.

The preceding is a press release from the Thai Government PR Department.

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.