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Inwa Bridge, Sagaing

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  • From a distance it is to recognize: the Ava bridge, also inva bridge or Inwa bridge, has long been one of the biggest bridges in Myanmar. The lattice girder bridge carries both road and railway in the vicinity of Inwa over the Irrawaddy. The bridge was built by the British in 1934 and was the only bridge across the River until 1988. It replaced a ferry service for rail and road vehicles, which was used by the Rangoon Myitkyina railway at this point, as well as by the road traffic between the cities of Mandalay and Sagaing. During the 2nd World War, British troops destroyed the bridge during the retreat. After the independence of Burma the bridge was rebuilt in 1954. 1992, the weight of road vehicles had to be reduced to 15 t so that again a ferry service had to be set up for the to heavy vehicles. Ferries with SCHOTTEL rudder propellers were used. Only in 2008 was opened the new 700 m upriver Irrawaddy bridge, which is designed for today's traffic.
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  • This bridge is close to the latest one. It was built by inglesinel 1934, with as many as 16 bays; It was partially demolished by the British in 1942 to prevent the transit of the Japanese army during World War II. Was restored only in 1954.
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  • We went over it coming back from the Hill, and we wondered why the driver was excited to take us over it. He explained its the much older version of the pretty new bridge thats next to it. You can see...  more »

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