Koh Samui Bridge is a proposed bridge in Thailand from the island of Samui to Khanom district in Nakhon Si Thammarat Province.
Khanom is the nearest point on the mainland, and the proposal has called for a cable-stayed bridge that would span 18km with two lanes in each direction.
Koh Samui Bridge Map
[Map of Koh Samui Bridge.]
Exat to hold public hearings on highway connecting Samui to mainland – [09/08/23]
“The Expressway Authority of Thailand (Exat) is studying 7 possible routes for a highway that will link resort island Koh Samui to the mainland of Surat Thani, a coastal province in the Gulf of Thailand.”
Exat ramps up Koh Samui bridge plan – [17/01/23]
“The Expressway Authority of Thailand (Exat) is preparing to study the feasibility of building a bridge linking the mainland to Koh Samui.”
Next steps for road bridge to Koh Samui – [17/01/23]
Koh Samui welcomes govt plans – [15/08/22]
“Tourism business operators on Koh Samui are urging the government to press ahead with plans to promote the island as a wellness destination and connect Khanom district in Nakhon Si Thammarat province to Koh Samui via a bridge.”
Transport Minister gives Koh Samui-Khanom Bridge thumbs up – [19/07/22]
“The Transport Minister, Saksayam Chidchop, approved a project to construct the Koh Samui – Khanom Bridge connecting the island with the mainland of Nakhon Si Thammarat province.”
“25 billion…is to be spent on the Koh Samui – Khanom Bridge. The bridge will be 17 kilometres long, connecting Phangka Beach in the southwest of Koh Samui in Surat Thani to the Khanom district of Nakhon Si Thammarat.”
18km Samui bridge urged – [03/02/20]
“Phalang Pracharath Party MPs have raised a motion in the House to build a bridge linking mainland Nakhon Si Thammarat with Koh Samui, a popular tourist destination.”
Prayut quashes call for ‘Chan-o-cha bridge’ to Samui – [17/01/20]
“PM not opposed to building bridge but not keen on the name.”
Fresh calls for bridge to Samui – [11/12/19]
“Local tourism and health figures are calling for the construction of a bridge to link Koh Samui with the mainland, in a bid to boost tourism and speed up hospital transfers from the island.”
A bridge over troubled water? – [06/06/12]
A previous bridge proposal included a combination of bridges and an undersea tunnel.