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Updated on July 9, 2018 From Daily Eleven

Two injured after a bridge in Kandawgyi Garden collapsed

Some parts of bridge in Kandawgyi Garden collapsed while people were walking on that bridge on July 8 morning.
        A bridge connecting Khaymar Dipa Island and Pagan Lone island in Kandawgyi Garden collapsed while people were walking on the bridge, dunking 5 people in to the water.
        “When we heard voices calling for help, we went there by boat and rescued them. Luckily, nobody drowned. We shouted at them to hold on to pillars of the bridge and then sent them to safety,” said a staff working in the Kandawgyi Garden.
        The bridge was temporarily closed and officials from Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) came for inspection.
        “We’ll do the maintenance work in places need for renovation. The bridge is more than 6500 feet long. We’ll repair 2000 feet per year according to the budget allotted. There are people doing physical exercises and so we’ll give this section a priority for renovation.” said U Than, joint secretary of YCDC.
        The original length of the bridge was 7000 feet. As the strength of the bridge was weakened, reinforced concrete bridge was built for 1250 feet last year. Moreover, warning signs will be posted in some places where the strength of the bridge is weak.
        Kandawgyi Garden or Kandawgyi Nature Park is located on Natmauk Road and Kandawgyi Kanpat Road. The Government of the Union of Myanmar built a royal barge in the form of Karaweik (mythical bird) in 1972. Shwedagon Pagoda is about 10 minutes walking from the garden. The view of Shwedagon Pagoda can be seen from Kandawgyi Garden.

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