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Rama VIII Bridge | Bangkok

The Rama VIII Bridge in Bangkok, Thailand, officially opened on September 20, 2002. The cable-stayed bridge consists of a single pylon located approximately one-third of the distance from the northwest end of the bridge. Golden suspension cables extend from this pylon to the road surface.

 

The Bridge is 2.45 km long including approach spans, and spans the Chao Phraya River. It is named after the eighth monarch of the Chakri dynasty, King Ananda Mahidol and is depicted on the back of the Series 15 20-baht banknote.

 

I am acutally standing very close to the bridge for this shot. Shooting very wide at 10mm produced some distortion, of course. I can live with it.

 

Much nicer on Black, press 'L'

 

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Taken on July 8, 2011