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Phan Fa Lilat Bridge ( th, สะพานผ่านฟ้าลีลาศ, , ; lit: 'bridge on which the ruler of heaven proceeds', refers to "King's Cross Bridge"; usually shortened to "Phan Fa Bridge") is a historic bridge across Khlong Bang Lamphu (Bang Lamphu canal) on Ratchadamnoen Avenue on the border of Ban Phan Thom and Bowon Niwet sub-districts,
Phra Nakhon District Phra Nakhon ( th, พระนคร, ) is one of the Districts of Bangkok, 50 districts (''khet'') of Bangkok, Thailand. It is the central district of Bangkok, including Rattanakosin Island. Neighboring districts are, from the north, clockwise: D ...
with Ban Bat sub-district, Pom Prap Sattru Phai District, inner Bangkok near Mahakan Fort, Queen Sirikit Gallery and King Prajadhipok Museum. It divides Ratchadamnoen Avenue into two parts: Ratchadamnoen Klang (ราชดำเนินกลาง; 'Central Ratchadamnoen') and Ratchadamnoen Nok (ราชดำเนินนอก; 'Outer Ratchadamnoen'), considered to be a pair with a Phan Phiphop Lila Bridge (สะพานผ่านพิภพลีลา), it is on Ratchadamnoen Nai (ราชดำเนินใน; Inner Ratchadamnoen) near the Royal Rattanakosin Hotel beside Sanam Luang. It is not known when the bridge was built. It is assumed that it was built along with Ratchadamnoen Avenue (1899–1901), during the reign of King Chulalongkorn (Rama V). As it is on Ratchadamnoen Avenue between Democracy Monument (Bangkok), Democracy Monument and Royal Plaza (Thailand), Royal Plaza it has been often used as a place for political gatherings in Thai history such as the 1973 Thai popular uprising, October 14 incident (1973), Black May (1992), Black May (1992), People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD) protests both in 2005–06 Thai political crisis, 2006 and 2008 Thai political crisis, 2008, United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD) protests both in April 2009 Thai political unrest, 2009 and 2010 Thai political protests, 2010, People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) 2013–2014 Thai political crisis, protests (2013–14), etc. file:Thanon Ratchadamnoen Nok viewedfrom Phan Fa Lilat Bridge.jpg, 250px, left, At the foot of bridge towards Royal Plaza (Thailand), Royal Plaza and Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall on Ratchadamnoen Nok Avenue


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*Phan Phiphop Lila Bridge–counterpart bridge *Makkhawan Rangsan Bridge–next bridge on Ratchadamnoen avenue


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