This is the first major bridge over the Chao Phraya River and was opened on 6 April 1932 by King Prajadhipok (Rama VII) in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Chakri Dynasty and the foundation of Bangkok.
In English the bridge is commonly known as Memorial Bridge, however in Thai it is most commonly known as Phra Phutta Yodfa Bridge after King Rama I, the first king of the Chakri Dynasty. The middle part of the bridge can be raised to allow bigger ships pass through. It is also the location of a popular night market that operates from 8pm until midnight. Visitors to this bustling market will see an abundance of goods for sale including clothes, toys, fashion accessories and an abundance of second hand items.