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สะพานกรุงเทพ (Krungthep Bridge)

Bangkok Bridge

สะพานกรุงเทพ (Krungthep Bridge)

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: April 28, 2019

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Key Facts

Location
Bangkok (กรุงเทพมหานคร): Bangkok (กรุงเทพมหานคร): Thailand (ประเทศไทย)
Structure Type
Metal Through Girder, Movable: Double Leaf Bascule and Approach Spans: Metal 10 Panel Rivet-Connected Polygonal Warren Through Truss, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1959 By Builder/Contractor: Fuji Car Manufacturing Company of Osaka, Japan

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
197 Feet (60 Meters)
Structure Length
1,151 Feet (351 Meters)
Roadway Width
39.4 Feet (12.01 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This is the younger of two large historic bascule bridges in the city, and this one still can open for boats. In addition to the bascule span, the bridge is flanked by two through truss spans on each side, plus some concrete approach spans. The "main" bascule span is not the longest span on the bridge. The bascule span is reported at 196.8 feet (60 meters) which may refer to the clear width for navigation and not the trunnion-to-trunnion span length used by engineers to denote bascule span length. The approach truss spans are noted at 209 feet (64 meters).

Photo Credit: Chalerm-a, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Krung_Thep_Bridge,_Bangkok.jpg

Photo Credit: Preecha.MJ, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://th.wikipedia.org/wiki/ไฟล์:0008871-สะพานกรุงเทพ.jpg

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