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Sittoung River-Crossing Bridge (Yedashe) unveiled to mark 73rd Independence Day

Bago Region Chief Minister U Win Thein and officials opened the Sittoung River-Crossing Bridge (Yedashe) yesterday to mark 73rd Anniversary of Independence Day. The bridge was constructed with a total of K3,500 million– K1,350 million by Bago Region government fund and K2,150 million by the Union Government Fund. It was built by Special Bridge Group (6) of Bridge Department under the Ministry of Construction.
The bridge is 800 ft in length, 30 ft in width, 24 ft for roadway and has a three-foot long pedestrian walkway on each side. The waterway clearance of the bridge is 28 metres (92 ft) in width and 3.7 metres (12 ft) in height. The steel truss bridge can accommodate up to HS-25. The bridge can facilitate the transport of people and develop the socio-economic, health and education sectors. The bridge is on Yedashe-Kayinchaung-Leiktoe Road and will connect Taungoo-Leiktoe-Yardo-Hopong Road via inter- district road No (2).—Tin Soe (Bago)

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