People enjoy smooth traffic as Nayintnaung Bridge No. 2 opensto traffic.–Photo: Saw Thein Win
Bayintnaung Bridge No. 2 spanning the Hline River in western outskirts of Yangon has opened to traffic as a trial run on Monday, easing the traffic congestion between Hlinethaya and Mayangon townships.
The bridge which is located about 200 ft upstream of the Bayintnaung Bridge No. 1will be officially inaugurated soon, according to the Yangon City Development Committee.
The main span of the bridge is more than 1,620 ft long and the bridge has 4,140 ft in length in total including its two approached bridges.
.The two bridges : Bayintnaung Bridge No. 1 and No.2 will be used separately for ‘up’ and ‘down’ to solve the traffic congestion which make the traffic to crawl nearly one hour along the road during rush hours.
The work on construction of the Bayintnaung Bridge No. 2 started on 6 January, 2013 by the Public Works under the Ministry of Construction.