Upgrading of Uru bridge to RC one 20% completed

Upgrading of Uru cable-stayed bridge to reinforced concrete one was completed 20 per cent in Homalin township, Sagaing region, said U Aung Thiha, director (Civil) of construction team-2, the Bridge Department under the Ministry of Construction.
“The Uru bridge’s upgrading project is completed 20 per cent as of today and is scheduled to be finished in the next financial year,” he added.
The Uru creek crossing bridge links Naung Po Aung Sanpya village to Tha Phan Gone village.
The estimated cost of the whole project is K5 billion. The project was started on 22 January with K2 billion funded by the Union financial budget of the 2021-2022FY.
The Uru cable-stayed bridge was constructed over ten years ago, and it can handle only 13 tonnes of vehicles. Trucks cannot pass over the bridge. The trucks are crossing on board the Z-craft, which delays the truck flow. That is the reason why the Uru cable-stayed bridge is being upgraded into a reinforced concrete one.
“This Uru reinforced concrete bridge is 1,090 feet long and 26 feet wide. This year will see 1.8 diameter reinforced concrete pipes erected. We have already bought the steel frames to be used in the installation of the bridge,” said U Aung Thiha.
The old cable-stayed bridge will be replaced with the new reinforced concrete one. The bridge wil l contain 135 feet plate girder four rooms, 55 feet RC girder ten rooms, 40 feet of water clearance height and 3 feet on each sidewalk. Also, the Chindwin (Htamanthi) bridge is being constructed in Homalin township.
Upon completion of the bridge project, the trucks will be able to travel to upper regions, Naga self-administered zone and Tamu township, conveniently resulting in a better trade. — Lulay/GNLM

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