Construction of Thailand’s first extradosed railway bridge, in Ratchaburi, to be ready in September 2022
The construction of Thailand’s first extradosed railway bridge, which would be a new landmark in Ratchaburi province, is expected to be completed in September this year, the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) said.
An extradosed bridge employs a structure that combines the main elements of both a prestressed box girder bridge and a cable-stayed bridge.
The bridge will be a part of the 421 kilometres double-track railway southern line project between Nakhon Pathom and Chumphon provinces worth 33.9 billion baht, parallel to the Chulalongkorn railway bridge crossing the Mae Klong River.
The bridge will be 160 metres long, and the height from the rail to the apex of the pillar will be 16 metres.
Meanwhile, the SRT has approved two names for the new bridge – Burachat and Chulalongkorn 2.
The SRT said the names will be proposed to the Transport Ministry and the Cabinet for consideration within March this year.
Source: THE NATION