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Mahat Thai Uthit bridge

Bridges in Bangkok

The bridge was built across Mahanak Canal in King Rama VI’s reign. The construction budget came from contribution by Somdet Krom Phraya Damrong Rachanuphap and officials of Mahatthai (interior) ministry. It was built for public benefit to honour King Rama V, and completed in 1914.

King Rama VI named the bridge Mahatthai U-Thit (contributed by Ministry of Interior). Its structure is reinforced concrete with the supporting arch underneath. Two sides of the bridge are decorated with wreath and Chakra (Narayana’s weapon) design stuccos with inscriptions of the bridge’s name and the date of completion.

High relief of a woman carrying a child is on one side and a man with a boy on another side, they are all in grief. The bridge was registered a national heritage by the fine arts department.

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