New bridge for Siem Reap to ease traffic congestion.

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New bridge for Siem Reap to ease traffic congestion.

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Thu Sep 22, 2016 2:52 pm

New city centre bridge to ease traffic flow
Fri, 16 September 2016
Thik Kaliyann

Authorities in Siem Reap have started work on a new bridge in the centre of town in a bid to improve traffic flow. City Governor So Platong said the new structure would be built next to the Royal Residence Bridge, adding that the two would comprise the first twin bridges in the city.

“There is traffic congestion on the existing Royal Residence Bridge because it is a two-way bridge,” Platong said, “so we are constructing another bridge alongside the existing bridge.”

The Royal Residence Bridge, which is part of National Route 6, and which traverses the Siem Reap River, is the city’s busiest. The new bridge, which will be 46 metres long and eight metres wide, will take seven months to complete.

“The addition of the twin bridge will definitely ease traffic congestion and bring more beauty to the city,” he said.

Platong said provincial authorities would ensure that the new bridge did not damage the foundations of the Royal Residence Bridge, which is nearly 100 years old.

Platong said the authorities are also refurbishing a second, smaller bridge two kilometres further along the river. That project, to repair damage accumulated over the years, will also take seven months, meaning both should be open before April...

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Re: New bridge for Siem Reap to ease traffic congestion.

Post by hanno » Thu Sep 22, 2016 4:12 pm

Why they had to take out the smaller bridge whilst also building the new bridge defies all logic.
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Re: New bridge for Siem Reap to ease traffic congestion.

Post by boozyoldman » Thu Sep 22, 2016 4:18 pm

"But why do meaningless and counter-productive extra work?"

Hanno, for all his wisdom, has yet to grasp the concept of contractor welfare adequately,
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Re: New bridge for Siem Reap to ease traffic congestion.

Post by hanno » Thu Sep 22, 2016 4:33 pm

boozyoldman wrote:"But why do meaningless and counter-productive extra work?"

Hanno, for all his wisdom, has yet to grasp the concept of contractor welfare adequately,
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