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Unsafe Future Park bridge “assembled incorrectly by contractors”

Further details have emerged about the closed U-turn bridge to Future Park shopping center.

The bridge is set to be closed for at least a month after the Highways Department inspected it and said that the constructors were to blame for assembling it incorrectly.

The bridge was shut Tuesday after members of the public took pictures of gaping holes in the structure and posted them on social media.

There were fears that the bridge, used by thousands daily going to the shopping center north of Bangkok, may even collapse.

The highways department said that the bridge was built by Ataso Construction Co Ltd under the eyes of CL Engineering Co Ltd.

Building began in April 2014 and the Highways Department passed it fit for use in August of the following year.

But following an inspection yesterday it has been ordered shut for at least a month.

Those responsible for the construction must pay for the repairs as it is still under guarantee, reported Sanook.

Sanook

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