In an unexpected turn of events in Wiang Thong, Thailand, a suspension bridge meant for pedestrians became an unconventional roadblock when a car found itself stranded about 15 meters into the 120-meter-long bridge, as reported by The Indian Express.
The incident unfolded just before 6 pm on January 28, causing both confusion and amusement among locals.
The Bridge Dilemma
Makun Inchan, a 38-year-old resident of Wiang Thong, intended to use the suspension bridge to cross the Yom River. However, his path was obstructed by a peculiar sight—a white Honda City sedan had managed to find its way onto the pedestrian-only bridge.
According to reports from The Pattaya News, the car’s front tire became lodged in a gap on the bridge, creating a unique predicament. The stranded vehicle posed an obstacle on a bridge that has been a fixture in the area for about 40 years. The bridge, initially designed for pedestrians and perhaps small bikes, was ill-suited for vehicular traffic.
The woman behind the wheel, identified as a first-time visitor to the area, shared her perspective on the unusual situation. Relying on her GPS to navigate, she admitted to not paying attention to her surroundings. She assumed the bridge was sturdy and regularly used by others. Her inattentiveness led to the car becoming stuck, with the front tire wedged in the gap on the bridge.
Realizing the precarious position of her car over the Yom River, the driver expressed fear that the vehicle might fall into the river. Subsequently, she sought assistance from passers-by to address the unexpected situation. Her reliance on the GPS, combined with the assumption about the bridge’s suitability for vehicles, resulted in an unusual scenario that caught the attention of the local community.
Community Response and Bridge History
Makun Inchan, the local resident attempting to use the bridge, shared insights into its history. Built four decades ago, the suspension bridge was not intended for vehicular traffic and is better suited for pedestrians and possibly small bikes. The incident highlighted the importance of understanding local infrastructure and being cautious while navigating unfamiliar areas.