Koh Lanta Bridge is a proposed bridge connecting Koh Lanta to the Krabi Province mainland in Thailand. The bridge would span 1,950 metres from Ban Hua Hin (at the Hua Hin Pier) to Ko Lanta Noi. It would be a two-lane suspended bridge with a bicycle lane on both sides.
Ko Lanta is a district comprising several islands in Krabi province. The islands resemble a peninsula that has been cut off from the mainland, similar to Phuket. The Sarasin Bridge that connects Phuket to the mainland is 660 metres, so the proposed Lanta bridge would be three times that length.
The two main islands of Koh Lanta (Ko Lanta Noi and Ko Lanta Yai) are connected by the Siri Lanta Bridge (sometimes called the Koh Lanta Bridge). This bridge was completed in April 2016. The new Koh Lanta Bridge would enable vehicles to travel from the mainland to the popular tourist areas in Ko Lanta Yai.
The most recent update said that a budget will be requested in 2022. If approved, construction will commence in 2023 with a completion date of 2025.
Koh Lanta Bridge Map
[Map of Koh Lanta Bridge.]
Thai Cabinet approves ฿6.6bn for two new bridges in the South – [18/10/22]
“The Thai cabinet approved 6.6 billion baht on Tuesday for the construction of two bridges, over Songkhla Lake to link Krasae Sin district with Khao Chaison district of Phatthalung, and the other to connect Lanta and Lanta Noi islands in the Andaman Sea, in the southern province of Krabi.”
Koh Lanta Bridge2 – Connected to the Mainland by 2023 – [29/09/22]
“This newly approved bridge will connect the Lanta Islands to the Krabi mainland. We ask, “is this a good thing?””
Krabi seeks cabinet okay for infrastructure projects – [13/11/21]
“…the province is also waiting for the 1.6-billion-baht budget approval for the bridge connecting the mainland with Koh Lanta Noi, replacing ferries which are less convenient for both locals and tourists.”
Koh Lanta bridge on the cards – [26/11/20]
“The Department of Rural Roads plans to build a 1.95km suspended bridge connecting Ban Hua Hin to Koh Lanta in Krabi.”
Progress on bridge to connect Koh Lanta with mainland – [11/11/20]
“An environmental impact assessment (EIA) is being conducted for a bridge to connect Koh Lanta with the mainland in Krabi province, the Department of Rural Roads (DRR) said on Wednesday.”