Gote Twin Bridge likely to open today

Gote Twin Bridge likely to open today

Image result for the Gote Twin Bridge MyanmarA temporary Bailey bridge to replace the Gote Twin Bridge, which was blown up by armed groups on 15 August, is expected to be commissioned into service on 20 August.

After a load test, trucks and vans weighing less than 36 tons will be allowed on the bridge from 20 August, according to the Ministry of Construction. Deputy Minister U Kyaw Linn inspected the construction of the triple truss, single story, two-laned, 210-feet Bailey bridge on 18 August. The Ministry of Construction and Shan State Government decided to construct the Bailey bridge after the Gote Twin Bridge was damaged in a recent explosion.

Over 5,000 vehicles passed through the Gote Twin Bridge, carrying commodities worth US$15 million every day between Myanmar and China. The bridge is the major bridge on the Mandalay-Muse-Lashio Road which is the main trade route to China.

Source: Global New Light of Myanmar 

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