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สะพานวัดเบญจมบพิตรดุสิตวนาราม (Wat Benchamabophit Dusitvanaram Bridges

สะพานวัดเบญจมบพิตรดุสิตวนาราม (Wat Benchamabophit Dusitvanaram Bridges

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: April 28, 2019

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Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Pedestrian Walkway Over Temple Canal
Location
Bangkok (กรุงเทพมหานคร): Bangkok (กรุงเทพมหานคร): Thailand (ประเทศไทย)
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1902 By Builder/Contractor: Larini Nathan and Company of Milan, Italy
Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
32.0 Feet (9.8 Meters)
Structure Length
32.0 Feet (9.8 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
Inventory Number
Not Applicable

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This Buddhist temple is home to a small canal with three essentially identical cast iron arch footbridges, all in a row over the same small canal that runs through the grounds. Only the plaques mounted at mid-span of the bridges vary between each bridge. These richly ornamented bridges compliment the setting as the temple itself is quite breathtaking as well. The bridges are extremely rare examples of cast iron bridges in this part of the world.

The builder of these bridges, Larini Nathan and Company of Milan, Italy specializes in a variety of products including roofs and beams, bridge construction, mechanical engineering, the design of power plants for drinking water supplies and hydraulic power transmission, and trade in steel components for railways and tramways.

Length given is an extremely rough estimates.

 

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