Rama 2 U-turn bridge beam collapses onto a car on the way back to Bangkok, killing 1, causing traffic jams after a long break

There was an accident on the bridge beams, U-turn on Rama 2 Road, in front of Vibharam Samut Sakhon Hospital, which is closed for renovation. Collapsed onto the car that was about to go back to Bangkok. Initially, 1 person died, causing traffic congestion after people returned to Bangkok. After the long weekend, accumulated more than 20 kilometers.

Today (31 July) at 21.00 news reports say that bridge girder accident Which is part of the U-turn bridge structure, Rama 2 Road Km. 34 in front of Vibharam Samut Sakhon Hospital, Bang Krachao Subdistrict, Mueang District, Samut Sakhon Province, which is currently closed for renovation Collapsed onto vehicles traveling on the Main Road inbound to Bangkok. Initially, a total of 4 vehicles were damaged and one person was trapped in the vehicle. And there were 3 injured people at the same time during the rainy season. And there are many cars moving slowly, accumulated over 20 kilometers long, from after passing the Rama 2 weight checkpoint to the Samut Sakhon Intersection. because people are traveling back to Bangkok after a long holiday On the occasion of the birthday aggravate more traffic jams

while facebook “Highway Police” of the Highway Police Department reported that the Highway Police Station 1, Division 2, Highway Patrol Division Which is responsible for Rama 2 Road, reported the incident, the U-turn bridge beam 34 km on Rama 2 Road fell blocking the traffic The main channel is not working. causing traffic to move slowly Initially, there were injuries and deaths.
The authorities are solving the problem by swiping the car out of the parallel lane at km 37 and bringing the force to help. “The road to avoid accidents” Use the route at Ban Phaeo District junction at km 38 along Ban Phaeo-Phra Prathon Road. (Highway No. 375) to Nakhon Pathom Province. Enter Petchkasem Road and Borommaratchachonnani Road to enter Bangkok

Additional news reports stated that such a U-turn bridge There was an accident in which an 18-wheeler tanker overturned and caught fire. And there was also a ten-wheel truck below that caught fire at the same time on June 19, 2004, or 18 years ago, resulting in damage to the bridge floor. Therefore, the bridge has been repaired once The bridge later became damaged and required frequent temporary repairs. Bridge Construction and Restoration Center 3 (Pathum Thani) Department of Highways therefore plans to permanently renovate In fiscal year 2022, a budget of 3 million baht has been allocated to repair and restore damaged bridge structures to be able to use normally. To facilitate the safety of the users of the next route

The appearance of the bridge is reinforced concrete with prestressed and elevated trailers. Use a U-turn to Bangkok, the car is 6-8 meters wide, the curb width is 0.50 meters on each side, the length is 407 meters, the pier has a total of 22 livers. The operation will demolish the bridge floor on the concrete I-Girder (Full Depth) area. On the prestressed concrete beams at the liver piers 11-12, 12-13, 2 new floors were replaced and moderately damaged areas were extracted. part on the bridge structure and the part on the prestressed concrete beam (Partial depth) on the surface of the liver pier at 11-12-13 and on the floor of the ascent or descent By starting to close the traffic since June 23, resulting in the need to make a U-turn 8 kilometers, which is scheduled to be completed on September 20, but the accident first.

Pictured: Highway Patrol

Pictured: Highway Patrol

Pictured: Highway Patrol

Pictured: Highway Patrol

Pictured: Highway Patrol

Pictured: Highway Patrol

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