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Renovation of Bangkok “Green Bridge” underway, work to finish in September

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The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has started renovation work on the “Green Bridge”, the elevated walkway connecting Lumpini and Benjakitti parks in Khlong Toei district.

In a Facebook post on Sunday, the BMA said the renovation project started on March 1 and work on the 20-year-old walkway is expected to finish before the end of September 2022.

The BMA also unveiled the concept design of the new Green Bridge, with provision for pedestrian walkways, bicycle lanes and green space incorporated seamlessly to maximise space usage and offer convenience to visitors to both parks.

The renovation project started from Phaisingto Canal next to Ratchadaphisek Road and will finish at the Sarasin intersection on Wireless Road near Lumpini Park, a total distance of 1.6 kilometres.

The BMA said many design partners are taking part in the project, such asUddC-CEUS, Lighting Research and Innovation Centre, Atom Design, Landscape Collaboration, Qbic Engineers and Architects, and Thaitharm.

Renovation of Bangkok “Green Bridge” underway, work to finish in September

Renovation of Bangkok “Green Bridge” underway, work to finish in September

Apart from bicycle lanes and pedestrian walkways, the new Green Bridge will also feature mutli-purpose areas where people of all age groups can engage in outdoor activities, such as exercising, music performance and sightseeing in the heart of the city.

With a state-of-the-art bridge connecting two of its public parks, the BMA is aiming to make Lumpini and Benjakitti parks the equivalent of New York City’s Central Park to serve as a much-needed green lung for Bangkokians.

Renovation of Bangkok “Green Bridge” underway, work to finish in September

Published : March 07, 2022

By : THE NATION