Author : Manny K (March 2, 2017)
The engineers carefully examined Thai-Belgian bridge last night and found that a section of the bridge is safe to drive. Cars and motorists will be allowed to drive through the two inbound lanes of the bridge.
Cars will be allowed from 6 am to 10 am and motorists from 2 pm to 8 pm to ease the traffic jams in the area.
Yesterday, the lanes that head towards Silom were opened in the afternoon to reduce the congestion. The traffic will continue to worsen for at least a month to repair the damage caused by fire.
The engineers examined that the steel beam of the outer lanes has been severely damaged because firefighters hosed the fire which caused the steel to cool down thereby making the bridge bendy.
However, the inspection conducted by a team of engineers last night also proved that inner lanes are safe to use. The bridge inner lanes were able to withstand 60 tonnes of weight.
As per the inspection the tentative dates for maintenance is at least a month before normal traffic resumes.