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    Bangkok : New Bridges To Ease Traffic

    New Bridges To Ease Bangkok Traffic

    BANGKOK, July 6 (Bernama) -- Thailand is planning to construct 15 more fly-over bridges across Chao Phraya River, while improving existing ones to deal with expected growth in traffic and support railway expansion in Bangkok, Thai News Agency (TNA) reported.

    Supoj Saplorm, permanent secretary to the Thai Transport Ministry, said that the 15 planned-bridges would facilitate an expected daily traffic volume of some 22 million trips per day across the Chao Phraya section in the future, compared to the current volume of 17 million trips a day.

    Sompoj also said that the new bridges were an essential transportation infrastructure to relieve traffic congestion, noting that an average traffic speed of a vehicle crossing the Chao Phraya River was about 10 kilometer an hour for inbound traffic and 30 kilometer an hour for outbound traffic.

    He added that the Ministry also planned to improve 22 existing bridges to support the road and railway network in urban area.

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    What's wrong with trams or a subway? Get the cars off the road don't make more parking lots for 'em.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mid
    Thailand is planning to construct 15 more fly-over bridges
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    also planned to improve 22 existing bridges
    so that even more can travel at

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    an average traffic speed of a vehicle crossing the Chao Phraya River was about 10 kilometer an hour
    Last edited by jandajoy; 06-07-2011 at 08:09 PM.

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    Seriously though, IMHO it's the traffic that makes BKK unbearable. More than anything else.

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    The fly-over bridges could also provide more homes (underneath)...


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    Pay time to the contractors that support the latest goverment.

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    Why dont they just concrete over the damned river ?

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    ^ It's their 'waste management plant'...ffs...
    Let's not exacerbate the problem...


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    A serious and cheap solution for reducing the carnage on the roads here would be raised zebra crossings.

    the fact that using a zebra crossing is more like a live game of frogger in Bangkok means that no-one knows what they mean. raising them a foot or so would mean cars stop because they'll smash the underside of their car to shit if they don't (added bonus being the blind old lady on the bicycle gets to finish her journey as god intended rather than flying the rest of the way)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Wilson View Post

    Why don't they just concrete over the damned river ?
    Cant do that Willy, where they going to throw there shit ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mid
    hailand is planning to construct 15 more fly-over bridges across Chao Phraya River, while improving existing ones to deal with expected growth in traffic and support railway expansion in Bangkok
    Positive news for those in construction.
    Hopefully it will also means more cash will flow a tad easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Wilson View Post
    Why dont they just concrete over the damned river ?
    Almost impossible when the broader region is baically below sea-level.

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