New road across Kien Svay

Part of the ring road from Ta Khmao across the new Bassac Bridge and cutting across Kien Svay district of Kandal province (past Tiger Breweries) is under construction and likely to open mid-2014.

Road coming off of the Bassac Bridge heading north-east

Heading through Kien Svay north-west

Road work half way through the length of the road

Road cutting across what was previously marshland

Forefront of the construction

Road construction near Tiger Breweries

Nearly ready to use

This new bridge across the Bassac will soon be a huge advantage to those in the area. Aside from the bridge, a new highway from Ta Khmao up to Koki Market area on Highway 1 is cutting through the marshland.

View from the north

East side of the bridge (as seen from the north)

View from the north (bridge is completely connected now)

Driving under the bridge on the west side

West side of the bridge

Touching down on the west bank south of Ta Khmao

Looking from the west side along the bridge

Looking down the ramp connection on the west side

Looking across the bridge from the west side

View across the bridge on the west side

View of the connection ramp on the west side

View from the north (from ferry)

View on the east side

Connection ramp on the east side

Ramp up on the east side

Ramp up on the east side

Gated entrance to the east side ramp

Looking across the bridge from the east side

Looking down the ramp on the east side

View off the bridge towards Chbar Ampov

Connecting sections

The Bassac Bridge at Ta Khmao is coming along. Currently, the road is stretching across established pillars.

View from north of the bridge at Ta Khmao riverside

View from north of the bridge at Ta Khmao riverside

View of the middle sections

View of the middle sections

Stairs up from the riverside road (Ta Khmao side)

Approaching the bridge from the Ta Khmao side

Bigger than Expected

Driving south on the east side of the Bassac river

Looking down the ramp on the east side

Looking across the Bassac River from the east side

Looking down the ramp on the east side

Driving south on the east side of the Bassac River

Looking across the river on the east side

View from the ferry crossing south of the bridge construction

View from the ferry looking north while crossing the river

Driving north on the west side of the Bassac River (towards Ta Khmao)

Looking towards the river on the west side of the construction

Looking down the ramp on the west side

Looking across the river from the west side

Entrance to the construction zone on the west side

Construction information sign

Looking up the ramp on the west side

Looking across the river on the west side

Centre Pillar

Quite a bit of progress on the bridge now. See here the construction of the centre pillar.

View from the east side of the Bassac River

Construction is happening

Without much fanfare, construction starts on this little known Ta Khmao bridge (over the tonle Bassac, 15km south of Phnom Penh).

Looking from the east side of the river

Entering on the east side of the river

Thinking in Circles

The PP government recently released their ideas for ring roads around Phnom Penh. Some of these can’t possible be realised in the next 30 years – especially the ones that have several bridges across the Tonle sap and Mekong rivers – but lets see what happens!

After the Ta Khmao bridge and road past Tiger Breweries, this ring excluding the crazy Northeast section will be complete

How many years before this outer ring is actually part of Phnom Penh city. I hope I don’t live to see the day!

Again, nice to dream about those northeast sections – only in China folks

Rings overlayed on Google satellite

Another possible design