Pakokku Bridge

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Pakokku Bridge
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
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.


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]


See also[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.