Pakokku Bridge

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Pakokku Bridge
IRRAWADDY FERRY JOURNEY RAILWAY BRIDGE NEAR BAGAN STEAMING TO MANDALAY MYANMA FEB2013.jpg
Pakokku Bridge over the Irrawaddy River
Coordinates21°18′2.8″N 95°3′37″E / 21.300778°N 95.06028°E / 21.300778; 95.06028
CarriesMotor vehicles, Trains
CrossesIrrawaddy River
History
DesignerCrown Advanced Construction, Myanmar Ministry of Construction
Construction start2009
Construction end31 December 2011
Opened1 January 2012

Pakokku Bridge is a rail and road bridge across the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar's Pakokku town. The main bridge is 3.4 km (2.1 mi) long with the motorway measuring 4 km (2.5 mi) and the railroad measuring 6.17 km (3.83 mi). The bridge is part of the India–Myanmar–Thailand Trilateral Highway and is the longest bridge in Myanmar.[1][2][3]

The bridge as seen during the ferry journey from Bagan to Mandalay.

Construction[edit]

The bridge connects the town of Pakokku with the administrative district of Nyaung-U. The bridge has a 28 foot wide motorway and a 14 foot wide roadway in parallel besides two pedestrian walkways measuring three foot and three inches. It is a broad crested type bridge with a 52 foot high and 262 feet wide clearance area. The bridge also has a 512 feet long approach bridge and an 850 feet long approach embankment. The bridge was inaugurated on 1 January 2012 by Vice-president Tin Aung Myint Oo.[4][5]

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pakouku Bridge".
  2. ^ "Myanmar adds longest river-crossing bridge in year-end of 2011". Xinhua News Agency. Archived from the original on 5 January 2017. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Hilton to sign with Crown Advanced for Yangon hotel". The Myanmar Times. Archived from the original on 5 January 2017. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  4. ^ "Innate ability of the people to be recorded with the completion of the longest bridge in a short period of time". New Light of Myanmar. Archived from the original on 6 January 2017. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  5. ^ "Construction Minister looks into progress of two bridges across Ayeyawady River". New Light of Myanmar. Retrieved 5 January 2017.