Bridge in Thalang destroyed from flood, temporary bridge to be installed 

Thalang –

A temporary bailey Bridge is being installed after a bridge in Thalang was destroyed by recent floods. More than 50 residents are stuck in a village currently due to the destruction of the prior bridge.

The bridge, which was used to cross the Bang Naew Dam Canal in Soi R-ree Uppatham in the Sri Soonthorn sub-district, was destroyed by the floods yesterday (October 18th). More than 10 families with more than 50 residents living in a village only reached by the bridge are stuck.

The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) and the Royal Thai Navy are installing a temporary bridge, a ‘Bailey Bridge’ (truss) to cross the canal. The bridge is expected to be ready to be used within three days.

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Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.