Inbound lane of fire-hit bridge reopened

THE Bangkok Metropolitan Administration said at noon today (March 1) that the lane on the Thai-Belgian Bridge heading towards Hua Lumpong Station is now again open to vehicle traffic, Thai News Agency said.

However six-wheel and heavier trucks are firmly forbidden from using this fire-hit bridge until repairs are completed in a month’s time.

This bridge in the heart of downtown Bangkok was hit by a fire that started from garbage bins beneath the structure early yesterday morning.

The blaze was so bad that it damaged the bridge’s steel beams causing it to lean to one side with concrete slabs at the edges also having cracked.


Top: Firemen fighting the blaze at the bridge early yesterday morning. Photo: Thai News Agency



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