Memorial Bridge, Bangkok

The Memorial Bridge (Thai: สะพานปฐมบรมราชานุสรณ์) is a bridge over the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok, in Thailand, connecting the districts Phra Nakhon and Thonburi.

The bridge was opened on 6 April, 1932, commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Chakri Dynasty. In English the bridge is commonly known as Memorial Bridge, however in Thai it is most commonly known as Phra Phutta Yodfa Bridge (สะพานพระพุทธยอดฟ้า), after King Buddha Yodfa (Rama I), the first king of the Chakri Dynasty.

Construction of the bridge was started on 3 December, 1929 by Dorman Long, Middlesbrough, England. The bridge used to have a moving mechanism, which is now disused.

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