No 2 Bala Minhtin bridge construction underway

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The new No 2 Bala Minhtin bridge is under construction.

No 2 Bala Minhtin bridge is under construction across the Ayeyawady River, which is situated on the Mandalay-Lashio-Bhamo Myitkyina Road. Upon its completion, it will play an important role in the China-Myanmar-India border trade. Located on Ledo Road, it is connected to India through Myitkyina from Kampaiti.
K 1,000 million of the State capital fund has been allocated from the 2020-2021 financial year for the No 2 Bala Minhtin bridge construction and it is slated to complete within three years. Testing of the pier of the main bridge, road and tide measurement processes and land compensation measures are being carried out this year.
The bridge is going to be 3,212.009 feet long, with an 8.5-metre-wide traffic lane and one-metre-wide pavement. Water clearance will be 350 feet wide and 26 feet and 3 inches high. The bridge is of reinforced concrete piers, steel truss, steel box girder and RCC slab and its withstanding will be 75 tonnes of loads.
According to the 2018-2019 survey on traffic passing through the old bridge, there were more than 3,000 vehicles per day. Cars leading to Myitkyina from Bhamo district and China-Myanmar border have to pass the old bridge. — TWA/GNLM

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