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Naklua bridge sound, but repairs needed


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Naklua bridge sound, but repairs needed

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PATTAYA:--Pattaya Deputy Mayor Pattana Boonsawat checked a section of the recently renovated Naklua long bridge that still is failing due to old age.

 

City engineers surveyed the structure, which had been reinforced and repainted, Jan. 13 following social-media complaints that some of the bridge is still falling apart.

 

Pattana assured everyone that the bridge’s structure is sound and the complaints were unfounded. However, the bridge neck on the Naklua Market side has two damaged posts.

 

He said the Engineering Department already was assigned to repair the aging posts and reinforce them with steel and concrete. The neck also will be repaved and parking areas near it added. (PCPR)

 

-- PATTAYA MAIL 2019-01-25

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It,s not just the columns that are falling apart. I see what appears to be re-bar completely exposed along the bottom of the beams, obviously originally constructed without sufficient concrete cover 😞 For normal non marine construction cover should be a minimum of 1.5", and anything marine should be 2.5" min, maybe 3". The only positive aspect to this bridge is that if/when it were to occur, the fall would not be that far 🙂

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Sound, but needs repairs. Sounds like the Benetton family assessment of the bridge in Genoa before the collapse. This bridge looks in an awful state. 

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21 hours ago, Rimmer said:

Pattana assured everyone that the bridge’s structure is sound and the complaints were unfounded.

Well that's alright then.  Can he be sued if he's wrong?

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