The bridge was opened on 6 April 1932, commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Chakri Dynasty. 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.
Construction of the bridge was started on 3 December 1929 by Dorman Long, Middlesbrough, England. The bridge used to have a moving mechanism, which is now disused.
The 70th Anniversary of the Birth of King Bhumibol Adulyadej