BMA defends plan to build new bridge

The planned bridge will have bike lanes, golf carts and facilities to help the disabled across the Chao Phraya. (Artist sketches from Post Today)

City Hall on Tuesday defended its controversial 1.7-billion-baht pedestrian bridge proposal to link Tha Phra Chan and Wang Lang in Bangkok, saying it was part of its master plan to improve riverside areas along the Chao Phraya River.

Nat Srisukonthanan, the director of City Hall's Public Works Department, said Tuesday the bridge was incorporated into the plan for the second section of riverside communities along the river, stretching from Somdet Phra Pinklao Bridge to Rama III Bridge.

The bridge was designed for pedestrians, cyclists and the disabled.

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