The Taksin Bridge (Thai: สะพานสมเด็จพระเจ้าตากสิน) is a bridge crossing the Chao Phraya river in Bangkok, Thailand. The bridge was designed with a large gap between opposing traffic directions to accommodate a canceled mass transit system. The disused foundations were eventually adapted for the BTS Skytrain, with train services across the bridge beginning on 15 May 2009.
The entry ramp on the east side of the river contains the Saphan Taksin Skytrain station as well as a pier for the Chao Phraya Express Boat.
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