BANGKOK, 14 May 2013 The deputy Bangkok governor has inspected the Thai-Belgian Bridge prior to its reopening today (May 14) after having been closed since March 5th.
The 25-year-old bridge had been closed for repairs for 60 days, and is now reopened. The Thai-Belgian Bridge which crosses the Sathon-Rama IV intersection was inspected by Mr. Jumpol Sumpaopol, a Deputy Bangkok Governor.
After the inspection, Mr. Jumpol said the bridge was ready for service and its reopening would help ease heavy traffic when the new school term begins. However, he believes that the traffic will be bad in the first two weeks, but it will alleviate as time goes by.
The Deputy Governor further revealed that the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration has a plan to close down the Thai-Japanese Friendship Bridge for repairs as well during September and October this year.