THE construction of a new rail bridge on the Yangon-Mandalay Road is 75 per cent complete and it is estimated that the bridge will be fully completed in March this year, according to a project engineer from Myanma Railways.
“The two-way Myitnge Rail Bridge is nearly complete as all our engineers and workers put more effort into the project to complete within the set time frame,” said the project engineer.
Located between mile posts No. 376/2-5 in Myitnge of Amarapura Township in Mandalay Region, the new rail bridge is 17 meters away from the eastern part of the current Myitnge Rail Bridge.
The bridge will be 721 feet long and 158 feet wide.
Since the 2014-2015 financial year, under the supervision of engineering staff from MR, tender winning companies have implemented the development project.
The new rail bridge will bring better transportation to locals when it opens, one of project implementers said.
Tin Maung Lwin (Myanma Alinn)