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  Old Ava Bridge

 

Myanmar

The old Ava bridge or southern bridge to Sagaing (fig.) across the Irrawaddy River (fig.) near Mandalay. It was built by the British in 1934 and was destroyed by the retreating British Army during World War II.

 

It was rebuilt in 1954, after Burmese independence, and consists of a single rail track flanked by a road on either side.

See also TRAVEL PICTURES (1) and (2), as well as THAILAND'S NEIGHBOURS & BEYOND.

2152'17.5"N 9559'32.2"E

 

  Old Ava Bridge