August 19, 2016

U Pein bridge repair set to begin soon

U Pein Bridge in Mandalay.
U Pein Bridge in Mandalay.

RENOVATIONS of the U Pein Bridge, a more than 160-year-old tourist attraction in Mandalay, will begin soon, said an official from the Department of Archaeology and National Museum.
The bridge will be renovated by the Myanmar Teak Wood Company under the supervision of the Mandalay Region government and the Department of Archaeology and National Museum, said Director U Nyo Myint Tun of the department.
“Renovation works will be carried out in accord with suggestions by historians, experts and local people,” added the director.
The renovation works include replacement of decayed teak pillars with new ones and installing wooden bridge guardrail in original form and minor repairs.  The bridge with 1,086 pillars is 3,967 feet long.
According to sources, the regional government spent K13.4 million on bridge repairs over the 2014-2015 fiscal year.



Aung Thant Khaing


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