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APAD 247: Phnom Penh’s Skybridge 2

Posted by on Jan 27, 2012 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, All things Khmer, Cambodia, Cambodia life, sights, That's My World, transportation, What's On in Cambodia | 0 comments

Yes, we have a skybridge in Phnom Penh. Not one, not two, but three…
Phnom Penh’s skybridge number two officially opened to the public in January 7 this year presided by no less than the Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen himself.

My husband and I were looking for some paint stuff last Friday and, instead of heading towards the town centre, we went the opposite direction taking the Russian Federation boulevard. The last time we passed by this area in December, half of the bridge was still under construction so we were surprised and delighted to see that the bridge was already opened 🙂

Driving over the bridge felt like we were in a different city. This new skybridge, named Spean akas Prampi Makara (7th January Sky Bridge), not only eases the traffic problem along this area but also gives the capital Phnom Penh a modern look and feel! The bridge was named after a historical event in the country, the Victory Day over Genocide Regime. The third skybridge is reportedly going to be built in Stung Meanchey district.

Here’s additional information about the skybridge from this site:

The site location of the second sky bridge in Phnom Penh is in Toul Kork district and Sen Sok district (Pet Lok Sang intercourse), which is located along Russian Federation Blvd with a branch connected to Kampuchea Krom Blvd. It’s a concrete type of bridge with both sides handle of 1.08 m high.

The bridge along the Russian Federation Blvd is 345 m long, 15.2 m wide, two ways with four lanes. The branch to Kampuchea Krom Blvd is 160 m long, 6.5 m wide with only one way drive from Russian Federation Blvd to Kampuchea Krom Blvd, the opposite way is under the bridge. The construction period was 13 months and cost 8.7 million USD. The contractor is Oversea Cambodian Investment Company (OCIC).

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