Bago River-crossing Thanlyin Bridge No 3 project completes 69%

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Part 2 construction site of bridge. Photo: Soe Myint Aung

The construction of Bago River-crossing Thanlyin Bridge No 3 linking Yangon, Thanlyin and the Thilawa Special Economic Zone is now 69 per cent complete, according to the Bridge Department of Ministry of Construction.
The construction of No 3 Thanlyin bridge is being implemented near the No 1 Yangon-Thanlyin bridge by the Japanese engineers, experts and experienced engineers of the Bridge Department with Japanese ODA loan.
The 3,500 metres long steel cable-stayed, PC box girder and steel box girder bridge is constructed under three parts.
Part 1 of the bridge project will have 1,312 metres in length while 1,363 meters in length for Part 2 and 825 metres in length for Part 3 including 22.9 metres in width of main bridge and 13 metres in height of water clearance. It can withstand 75 tonnes of loads.
Currently, the PC box girder processes are being conducted for approach road of Thanlyin side and it completes the Pier Head processes of P11 and P12 and the steel box girder operation is in process for P16 and P17. The completions of these Parts 1, 2 and 3 are 64.8 per cent, 68.1 per cent and 92 per cent respectively, according to the department.
The bridge will connect Yangon and Thanlyin and facilitate the transportation to Bago Region including to Yangon, economic zone, Kayan-Thongwa of Thanlyin Township. It can also reduce the heavy traffic congestion and save the time and fuel. The bridge is a part of series of the construction of East-West Economic Corridor.
The bridge construction was launched in February 2019 and the operation was suspended temporarily over the COVID-19 cases, and the officials resume the construction recently. It is slated for completion in mid-2024, the department said. —Pwint Thitsa/KTZH

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