Thanlyin Bridge

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Thanlyin Bridge
သန်လျင် တံတား
Official name Thanlyin Bridge
Carries 2 lanes, 1 rail track, 2 pedestrian walk lanes
Crosses Bago River
Locale Yangon and Thanlyin
Maintained by Ministry of Transportation[citation needed]
Design Truss Bridge[1]
Total length 2.2 km
Width 2 traffic lanes, single rail track, 2 pedestrian walk lanes
Construction begin 1985
Construction end 1993
Opened 31 July 1993[2]
Toll unknown
Daily traffic unknown
Coordinates 16°47′29″N 96°13′57″E / 16.79139°N 96.23250°E / 16.79139; 96.23250Coordinates: 16°47′29″N 96°13′57″E / 16.79139°N 96.23250°E / 16.79139; 96.23250

Thanlyin Bridge (Burmese: သန်လျင် တံတား) is a bridge linking the cities of Thanlyin and Yangon in Myanmar. The bridge crosses the 1-km wide Bago river, about 42 km northeast from the river's confluence with Yangon river. The bridge has a single rail track in the middle, surrounded by a motor roadway on each side.[2]

Highway 6 goes over the bridge and connects Yangon with the Thilawa port and Thanlyin Industrial Zone.[3]

The bridge will soon be joined by the Thanlyin Bridge 2, which has been under construction since mid-2000s.[4]

History[edit]

The bridge was built with Chinese financial and technical assistance. The construction of the bridge began in 1985 but was suspended for about eight months from August 1988 to April 1989 due to unstable political conditions following the uprising of 1988. The total cost of the bridge was 1.65 billion kyats, including a 207 million yuan interest free loan from China.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Yangon-Thanlyin Bridge". structurae.de. Retrieved 2009-09-14. 
  2. ^ a b c Thaw Kaung (September 1996). "Thanlyin-Kyauktan Area". Myanmar Perspectives (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Myanmar). 
  3. ^ "Yangon Infrastructure". Yangon City Development Committee. Retrieved 2009-09-14. 
  4. ^ "Yangon-Thanlyin Bridge (2) Project 66 per cent complete". The New Light of Myanmar. 2006-07-09.