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    Kadin
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    They are demolishing the bridge within two months.

    What are your thoughts?

    The Diamond Island Bridge, where 353 people lost their lives in a stampede during Cambodia’s Water Festival in November last year, will be taken apart and removed within two months, a worker said yesterday.

    Touch Samnang, Diamond Island project manager for Overseas Cambodia Investment Corporation, said there was no point keeping the bridge where it was because people were increasingly using the two newly constructed bridges nearby to travel to and from the island.

    http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011122853654/National-news/koh-pich-bridge-to-be-removed.html?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=product/quote

    បានចូលសាលា មានសញ្ញាប្រ័ត មិន ប្រាកដថាមានសមត្ថភាពក្នុងកិច្ចការ នោះទេ
    #1642205
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    They should leave it. Tourists would like to see this, too. It’s part of Khmer history now.

    #1642206
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    sapphirise
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    yeah they should leave it. besides, that was a waste of money to built and then destroy it just like that.

    #1642207
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    Destroy it. Poorly engineered structure ( although you can blame human error, but they should take into account on how this bridge would’ve been used ). Don’t care how much it cost, the lives it cost is worth more.

    [Message last modified 01-03-2012 05:25am by agent0o5]

    #1642208
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    Kadin
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    I agree with ICy and sapphirise.

    They shouldn’t destroy the bridge…keep as a landmark.
    Personally I want to drop by and leave some flowers.

    បានចូលសាលា មានសញ្ញាប្រ័ត មិន ប្រាកដថាមានសមត្ថភាពក្នុងកិច្ចការ នោះទេ
    #1642209
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    i’d say keep it up as a memorial if they don’t want to use it as an everyday passageway. When I was there, the bridge always seemed to be blocked off anyway. And if it wasn’t, not too many locals seem to like going over it. As a tourist, I wanted to see it (and walked across it) because it is now part of khmer history, whether good or bad.

    #1642210
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    they probably beleive that the bridge was the curse

    [i]Originally posted by Kadin[/i]
    They are demolishing the bridge within two months.

    What are your thoughts?

    [quote]

    The Diamond Island Bridge, where 353 people lost their lives in a stampede during Cambodia’s Water Festival in November last year, will be taken apart and removed within two months, a worker said yesterday.

    Touch Samnang, Diamond Island project manager for Overseas Cambodia Investment Corporation, said there was no point keeping the bridge where it was because people were increasingly using the two newly constructed bridges nearby to travel to and from the island.

    http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011122853654/National-news/koh-pich-bridge-to-be-removed.html?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=product/quote

    #1642211
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    BorossITII
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    I understand why they’d want to tear it down. I honestly think it would have been great to keep it as a symbol to remind Khmer of the tragedy and keep the lesson from it on the back of our minds.

    #1642212
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    BorossITII
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    …so it doesn’t happen again.

    #1642213
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    But Cambodians would probably turn this memorial into a “haunted” place for their ghost stories instead really.

    [i]Originally posted by BorossITII[/i]
    I understand why they’d want to tear it down. I honestly think it would have been great to keep it as a symbol to remind Khmer of the tragedy and keep the lesson from it on the back of our minds.

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