Two in Thailand

After raising three children and watching them graduate from college, Bob and Carol decided to leave the educational field and pursue a dream that had been put on hold for 35 years (since graduationg from the University of Northern Iowa). "Two in Thailand" is the journal dedicated to that dream - to serve in the Peace Corps. This is a personal blog. The opinions expressed within do not necessarily represent the views of the Peace Corps or the United States Government.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Freedom Bridge

Trade between Laos and Thailand is conducted by boat across the Mekong River. That will soon change with the opening of the Freedom Bridge in late December. The cost is being split between Laos and Thailand with financing by Japan! The bridge has been under construction for over two years and eight people have died during the construction. The bridge will be only the second bridge connecting the two countries. The picture below cannot capture the enormity of the bridge. At each end are huge buildings for immigration check points.


At 4:32 PM, Blogger matt said...

Thats a huge bridge! How many miles is it?


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