New Bridge For Mandalay-muse Highway

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  1. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    New bridge slated for Mandalay-Muse highway

    A new concrete bridge will be built on the Mandalay-Muse Highway, the main route for border trade through Shan State to China, according to a statement by the Ministry of Information on Friday.

    The bridge will incorporate a two-lane highway as well as hard shoulders in both directions, making it the main trade route between Burma and China.

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    Meanwhile, the 689- meter Goteik Bridge, which was built in 1899 during the era of British colonisation, will be closed to all traffic but will continue to serve as a tourist attraction.

    The Oriental Highway Company, a former subsidiary of the Asia World Group founded by late businessman Lo Hsing Han and his son Stephen Law, will design and build the bridge, which is slated to be constructed between Mile No. 72/5 in Nong Khio Township and No. 92/5 in Kyaukme Township. The bridge will be 875 metres (2,800 ft) in length when completed.​

    Interesting. Asia World was the company set up & run by Lo Hsing Han the famous drug dealer.
     
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  3. ianyonok

    ianyonok Ol'Timer

    The Gotiek viaduct is an amazing structure. Still in use after 116 years carrying trains from Mandalay to Lashio. The component parts were made in Pennsylvania USA and shipped to Burma. It was the largest railway way trestle in the world when built.
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    We saw it from a distance on the North Siam Roadrunners trip I did in Nov 2014. The viaduct is a single track rail line.
    This new bridge is to avoid the road's very steep descent and hairpin bends with the drop down into the gorge and valley floor to cross the river, then the same thing coming up the other side. Here's what it looked like from the saddle of an Enfield Bullet.

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    here is the full report; Bullets over Burma - Epic 2 week Loop
     
  4. Ian Bungy

    Ian Bungy Ol'Timer

    Interesting as Most of the Richest Families didn't Exactly make their Wealth or start out by Legal Means! But once You get to that Level it is apparently quite Easy to diversify into Legitimate Businesses. Or So it seems from what I have seen from the Rich and Famous, Note No Names Mentioned!!!

    "The Oriental Highway Company, a former subsidiary of the Asia World Group founded by late businessman Lo Hsing Han and his son Stephen Law, will design and build the bridge, which is slated to be constructed between Mile No. 72/5 in Nong Khio Township and No. 92/5 in Kyaukme Township. The bridge will be 875 metres (2,800 ft) in length when completed.
    Interesting. Asia World was the company set up & run by Lo Hsing Han the famous drug dealer."
     
  5. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    Indeed it is some empire. They have the Burmese side of the contract for the new port in Myanmar.
    ON THE TRAIL OF A MULE - A Drug Run Through The Golden Triangle.
     

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