Cities, Design, Engineering

Early morning sunlight outlines the gold on the main structural support for the cable-stayed Rama VIII bridge crossing the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok, Thailand.

AECOM performed engineering services and project management on the bridge project. It has an asymmetrical design, with a single pylon in an inverted Y shape located on the western bank of the river. Its eighty-four cables are arranged in pairs on the side of the main span and in a single row on the other. The bridge has a main span of 300 metres (980 ft), and was one of the world’s largest asymmetrical cable-stayed bridges at the time of its completion.

This exposure was taken at 1/250th of a second, at f 5.6 at ISO 400 on a Canon 1Dx camera with 24mm tilt-shift with a 1.4x extender and heliopan polarizing filter from a moving taxi boat.

Photo © Robb Williamson / AECOM

Originally published Mar 18, 2016

Author: Robb Williamson