MOTORISTS will be allowed to use the Bohmu Bahtoo Bridge being built across Ngamoeyeik creek by the end of this month as construction of the bridge linking Dagon Myothit (North) and North Okkala Township had reached 80 per cent completion according to the Yangon City Development Committee.
The aim of building the new bridge parallel to the old one is to ease traffic congestion caused by a line of vehicles crossing the old bridge, said an official of the YCDC.
On completion of the new bridge with a two-lane motorway, traffic woes of motorists will be relieved to a certain extent, added the official.
The new reinforced-concrete bridge is 185.5 meters in length and 10.35 meters in width and the bridge’s clearance above water is 11 feet and two inches at the maximum water level.
Bridge construction began on 1 July 2015, with the manpower of more than 150 including engineers and workers.