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  Saphaan Phon Phracha Covered Bridge

 

Thailand

Saphaan Phon Phracha is an arched and partly covered bridge that spans the Tha Chin River, a distributary of the Chao Phraya River (fig.), in Suphanburi (fig.).

 

This style of arched viaduct with a roof is unique for Thailand, yet similar to a style of pedestrian bridges commonly used in Myanmar, especially around Inle Lake (fig.), and is also somewhat reminiscent of the Wind and the Rain Bridges (fig.) found in southern China (fig.).

 

  Saphaan Phon Phracha Covered Bridge

 

  Saphaan Phon Phracha Covered Bridge

 

The bridge has a road and staircases for pedestrians on either side of it, with a fairly steep ramp, whereas the road is rather narrow.

1445'20.2"N 10005'43.9"E