Construction of new Sukhumvit pedestrian bridge set to begin

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Construction will begin shortly on a new pedestrian bridge over Sukhumvit Road near Pattaya School No. 5 to replace one that must be demolished to make way for the Sukhumvit-Central Road bypass tunnel.

At a July 17 meeting, Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh met with the Provincial Electricity Authority, city engineers, tunnel contractors and others involved with the relocation of the footbridge.

The new structure will be located 3.7 meters from the old bridge, which must be demolished to make way for the new overpass.

Workers begin digging holes for the new footbridge foundation piles near the Bangjak gas station.Workers begin digging holes for the new footbridge foundation piles near the Bangjak gas station.

The PEA already has removed electrical poles near the old bridge, and will begin installing the new poles three meters from the site of the bridge near the Bangjak gas station. A PEA official said four meters must separate the pedestrian bridge and power lines.

No exact date for the start of construction was given, but the project is estimated to take four months to complete.