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Four months old South Dagon-Thuwanna Bridge damaged 240

Daily Eleven
Jun 22, 2019
Damage occurred at South Dagon-Thuwanna Bridge, which cost more than Ks5 billion to build and only used for over four months, said MP Nyi Nyi of No.1 South Dagon Constituency on June 20.

It has been about one week since it was damaged, he said.

“I don’t want remark on it as I am not an expert. It has to depend on experts to know what exactly caused the damage. The ground may be soft or lowered. We need to be careful as it is a danger to people,” he said.

Road and Bridge Department of the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) had been informed about it and the department in turn had notified Myat Noe Thu, the company that built the bridge, he said.

The bridge was built starting December 15, 2017 and opened on February 9, 2019 and had cost Ks 5.8 billion. It connects Moegok Road in South Dagon Township and Kamarkyi Bridge in Thingangyun Township. It is 258 meters in length and 11.5 meters in width and the road on the bridge has eight meters in width. Each pavement is 1.75 meters in length and the space between the bridge and water level is 5.5 meters in height. It can support weight up to 60 tons.

Yangon Region Chief Minister Phyo Min Thein, regional government ministers and MPs attended the opening ceremony of the bridge.

The bridge is supervised by Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) and built by Myat Noe Thu Company under the guidance of Yangon Region government.

A total of 19 bridges are built across the Ngamoeyeik Creek in Yangon Region and the South Dagon-Thuwanna Bridge is the latest bridge built across the creek.

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