Myanmar’s first steel box girder bridge was opened to the public on 9 September in Yangon.
The bridge connects Thingangyun and Thakayta townships and spans 240-metres, with two lanes for vehicles and two for pedestrians.
The first few cars to cross the bridge were given gifts by Yangon Region Chief Minister U Myint Swe and senior regional officials. The construction of the bridge started in September 2014.
The bridge can bear up to 75 tonnes, and the clearance of the bridge is 5.99 metres high and 100 metres wide.
Vehicles travelling from Thakayta Township to Thuwunna of Thingangyun Township can use the new bridge, while those travelling in the opposite direction must use the older, Japanese-funded Ngamoeyeik Bridge, according to regional officials. The new bridge shares the same name as the original Ngamoeyeik Bridge.
The official opening of the new bridge will take place in two weeks.
Soe Win (MLA)