Yezin Chaung Bridge in Myeik Township completed 100%

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An aerial view of the Yezin Chaung Bridge. Photo: Soe Myint Aung

Construction of the Yezin Chaung Bridge between villages in Myeik Township, Taninthayi Region is now 100 per cent complete, and the Highways Department is continuing the work of the access road, according to the Ministry of Construction. The construction cost of K 2,220 million is used for the soon-to-be-completed Yezin Chaung Bridge between Thara Mae-Shawngte-Kyaungtaung-San Hla Taung Road (2.2 km-2.4 km) in Myeik Township.
Six specialized engineers from the Construction Team (4), 13th Bridge Task Force, Department of Bridges, Ministry of Construction and 80 physical workers were on duty for the bridge construction. The new two-lane bridge will have a total length of 840 feet, with 24 feet of the carriageway and 3 feet of sidewalk.
The freeway is 104 feet wide and 3 metres high (9.843 feet) and the load capacity of the bridge is 75 tonnes per vehicle. As for the bridge room, the opening room is 60 feet wide. It is made up of 3 rooms 120 feet wide and 1 room 60 feet wide. The foundations of the bridge are made of concrete with a diameter of 1.2 metres and the trunk is made of reinforced concrete, Plate Girder and reinforced concrete flooring. In the past, locals relied heavily on waterways to transport crops and goods to Myeik. Villagers can only travel by boat after the tide, and there are delays as they can no longer travel at low tide.
According to the Ministry of Construction, the new Yezin Chaung Bridge is being built to improve access to education, health, social and economic services, and improving the living standards of the villages.
If the new Yezin Chaung Bridge between the villages, which is already underway, will be completed and opened, local products will be conveniently transported to Myeik and socio-economic development will be found in the villages, officials said. According to the Ministry of Construction, the construction of the new bridge started on 15 November 2018.—Pwint Thitsar/ GNLM

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