Inwa Bridge
Inwa Bridge
3.5

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milliesmum2016
Christchurch, New Zealand1,781 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We saw this bridge from the water as we crossed the river to Inwwa. It's a large metal suspension bridge which currently ferries road traffic. However, I think that in the war it was deliberately damaged or decommissioned in order to halt Japanese incursion in the area.
Written February 12, 2020
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Arthurrvr
Marlborough, UK1,426 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2011 • Friends
The 1 km long Inwa Bridge, sometimes known as the Old Ava Bridge (Ava is the old name for Inwa) was erected by the British in 1934 to connect Inwa to Sagaing. The bridge used to be the longest in Myanmar (Burma) from 1934 until the new Thanlyin Bridge was built in 1993. The bridge is just over 20 kms from Mandalay and is still used for both rail and road traffic with the rail line going down the centre of the bridge. Its 16 spans are certainly impressive although the British destroyed 2 spans in 1942 in a vain attempt to stop the advancing Japanese and in fact the bridge was not repaired till 1954, long after the war had ended.
We only saw the Inwa Bridge as we crossed over the Irrawaddy over the newer Yadanabon Bridge (New Ava Bridge) and we all felt that the Inwa Bridge had a lot more character than the average more modern bridge. Unfortunately time was too short to be able to detour down to use the Inwa Bridge instead. Maybe next time.
Written March 14, 2012
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PoliticalAtheist
Locarno, Switzerland983 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Solo
Railroad steel truss bridge, 1934 construction completed, with 16 spans. Best view from the river Ayeyarwady.
Written December 13, 2016
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TaksinCWong
Singapore, Singapore150 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
This place is near Mandalay airport. It is less populated and less known to tourist. Take a horse cart to travel . You need a tour guide as the horse man do not speak English. The scenery is superb. See my photos, you will live it
Written October 9, 2018
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Vignesh215
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia237 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2011 • Solo
A beautiful bridge crossing the ayerwaddy river from Mandalay to sagaing. There is a new bridge which is more widely used. Good view of the bridge from sagaing hill.
Written January 3, 2012
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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia20,511 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
This rather impressive structure had the honour of being the longest bridge in Myanmar, built in the 30’s (British engineering) suffered server damage in the 40’s to curb the advance of Japanese forces. Probably not a stand alone attraction, however nice to see during a drive, or cruising under her.
Written March 11, 2019
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands5,370 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Solo
The 1934 Inwa bridge was blown up by the British army while retreating for the Japanese during WOII. The bridge you can see now dates from 1954 rebuilt after Burmese independence. For over half a century is was the only bridge over the Irrawaddy river. In 2008 the new bridge was added. You can cycle over both bridges, though the new one is more convenient with separate lanes for pedestrians. The views over the river are fantastic.

I cycled up and down from Mandalay clock tower. 36 km took me just over two hours along an unpleasant road. Best on weekends when there is less traffic. Today I went there again but combined it with cycling to Soon Po Nga Shin temple on the hill in Sagaing (great view), Jade temple and U bein bridge. Quite a tour.
Written January 6, 2019
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zagorka z
37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018
The bridge itself is nothing special, but the view of Sagaing with its dozens of stupas from the bridge is spectacular.
Written November 6, 2018
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia18,060 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Friends
This is the older and smaller bridge connecting Sagaing hill and Innwa village, both of them being south of Mandalay.
The bridge is free to cross, no tolls, and there're beautiful vistas on both sides of the Irrawaddy.
Written April 28, 2018
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wendyanddavid536
Solihull, UK2,128 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Couples
The older of two bridges over the Irrawaddy at Sagaing, built by the British in 1934, still with the railway line going across it, is a great place to view the river with all of its boats, Sagaing with its hill covered in stupas, and the surrounding area with many, many more stupas visible. It is especially atmospheric at sunset.
Written February 3, 2018
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