Dechatiwong Bridge

Dechatiwong Bridge Dechatiwong Bridge is over Chao Phraya River which is located on Phaholyothin Road, 340th KM before reaching Nakhon Sawan city center. Department of Highways started building this bridge in B.E.2485 and opened it for using in B.E.2493. The name of the bridge is from the surname of Major M.L.Kree Dechatiwong, then Director General of Department of Highways. Now this is one of important bridges for traveling to the northern part of Thailand. It is also a nice spot for viewing the two-color river. Dechatiwong Bridge was built in B.E.2485 during the Pacific War by Department of Highways with an objective to connect the central part to the northern part instead of boat. The opening ceremony was on September 1, B.E.2493 and chaired by Major M.L.Kree Dechatiwong, then Director General of Department of Highways. Later, in B.E.2512, the Department of Highways received budget for highway no.32, Bang Pa In-Nakhon Sawan and built another bridge near Dechatiwong bridge and named it Dechartiwong 2. It is reinforced concrete bridge paralleling with the old Dechartiwong bridge. It was opened for using on April 9, B.E.2536. As for Dechartiwong Bridge 1, it has been conserved by Nakhon Sawan Province as a historical sight.