Myanmar’s first glass bridge to be built near Goteik viaduct

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The Goteik viaduct was constructed in 1899 and opened in 1900 which is the highest bridge in Myanmar. Photo : Htwe Nge (Nawnghkio –IPRD)

Myanmar’s first glass bridge will be constructed near Goteik viaduct in Nawnghkio Township, Northern Shan State.
The bridge will be developed on a project area of 17 acres and the project will also consist of a recreation park, playground, bungalows, tents and restaurants. For the project, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been entered into with the Shan State government. Plan is also being carried out to sign a letter of intent.
The project is estimated to cost approximately US$ 5 million and is expected to complete by October 2022. The project will create over 300 new job opportunities for the local residents. The glass bridge will be built as a tower design and it will be 200 feet in length, 120 feet in width and 160 feet in height. The bridge project will be implemented jointly with an indigenous development team.
For the road section, the government has upgraded the road from Nawnghkio to Goteik while Cherry Muse Company is conducting the upgrading project between Goteik and the project area.
The Cherry Muse Company will support half of the costs of the bridge and the remaining will be offered to the businessmen who are interested to cooperate in partnership. Upon completion of the project, it can raise the national income by visiting the local and foreign visitors.
The Goteik viaduct was constructed in 1899 and opened in 1900 which is the highest bridge in Myanmar. It has only one round trip railway. The bridge can be reached by taking a train from Mandalay or PyinOoLwin north towards Nawnghkio where the bridge is located about 3 miles (5 kms) further east.—Htwe Nge (Nawnghkio –IPRD) (Translated by Hay Mar)

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