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Spanning the Irrawaddy river, at 610 meters, this is quite and impressive structure, our driver for the day just stopped in the traffic, for some piccies, felt strange at first however we weren't the only car, to do so, so. On our cruise from Mandalay...More
Built by a Chinese company, completed in 2008 finally this new bridge over the Irrawaddy river helped ease the congestion of traffic on the old narrow Ava (Inwa) bridge. There is a four-lane highway and pedestrian zones on both sides. Bicycles and motorbikes are allowed...More
It's a bridge. It crosses the river. It's definitely functional, rather than beautiful. It's not something that is worth setting out to look at. But if you're on a river cruise you're bound to pass under it.
Reminding me on great arched steel bridges across the Mississippi, this one spans the mighty Irrawaddy. It connects the Sagaing hill with Innwa village south of Mandalay. Both places are well worth visiting, and they require half a day at least.
There's a toll to...More
There are two parallel iron bridges of similar design here, taking traffic in opposite directions. The bridges cross the wide Irrawaddy River, a river whose name was well-known to us in our schooldays in Ireland believe it or not! It connects to Ava, a former...More