July 04, 2017

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New railroad bridge to be opened later this month

The new railroad bridge near Myitnge Railroad Bridge being seen. Photo: Aung Thant Khaing
The new railroad bridge near Myitnge Railroad Bridge being seen. Photo: Aung Thant Khaing

A NEW railroad bridge on the Yangon-Mandalay Road is nearly finished and it is estimated that the construction will be fully completed  later this month, according to its project manager.
Located beside the current Myitnge Railroad Bridge, the new bridge, which is being constructed by Myanma Railways, was initiated on January 2015 at a cost of over K5 billion, said Project Engineer U Hla Soe Myint.
He added that the bridge project had to suspend its works for three months due to flooding last July.
Currently, the new project is 90 per cent complete.
Project implementers put more effort into the project to complete within the set time frame.
The bridge was built on the road between Yangon and Mandalay to reduce the time taken for a round trip by train.
The new railroad bridge is situated 17 meters away from the eastern part of the current railroad. It will be 721 feet long and 158 feet wide.
One of project implementers said the new railroad bridge will bring better transportation to local commuters when it opens.—Aung Thant Khaing

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