Goke Hteik Viaduct, Nawnghkio

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Must see · Bridge · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
The Goteik viaduct (Burmese: ဂုတ်ထိပ်တံတား, MLCTS: gu.hti.ta.aa.) also known as Gohteik viaduct) is a railway trestle in Nawnghkio, western Shan State, Myanmar (also known as Burma). The bridge is between the two towns of Pyin Oo Lwin, the summer capital of the former British colonial administrators of Burma, and Lashio, the principal town of northern Shan State. It is the highest bridge in Myanmar and when it was completed, the largest railway trestle in the world. It is located approximately 100 km northeast of Mandalay.

The bridge was constructed in 1899 by the Pennsylvania and Maryland Bridge Construction Company, and opened in 1900. The components were made by the Pennsylvania Steel Company and were shipped from the United States. The rail line was constructed to help expand the influence of the British Empire in the region. The construction project was overseen by Sir Arthur Rendel, engineer for the Burma Railway Company.
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  • We took the adventure of a lifetime by taking train from Nawnghkio to Gokteik train station and it was really beautiful ride. My item was missing at Nawnghkio station and the staffs at Nawnghkio...  more »
  • Is there a way just to take the train to cross the Gokteik and not the whole journey from Hispaw to Pyin Oo Lwin?  more »
  • A nail biting train journey through the Gokteik Viaduct, at a height of some 300 feet, en route to Hsipaw. This mighty viaduct was built in 1901, and bridges the awesome Goktiek gorge, a densely...  more »

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