What is Submersible Bridge?
Submersible bridge (also known as Low-water crossing) sinks under water during floods. But it is cheaper and easier to construct than normal bridge because it is constructed closer to the water level, which makes the size of bridge small.
Why does JIP recommend to construct submersible bridges in Myanmar?
JIP believes that submersible bridge is a key approach to the development in Myanmar. The improvement of local transportation will give the residents more opportunities for education, health care, employment and so on. Submersible bridge can be constructed with less money and time, so many local areas can have them easily. Submersible bridge project is currently supported by the grant aid from Japanese government but JIP encourages Myanmar local governments to construct roads and bridges on their own budgets through technical instruction by JIP.
|No.||Name of Bridge||Region / State||Year||Length||Note|
|2||Teza Bridge||Magway||2017||83ｍ||including 37m of Carvart Bridge|
|3||Htain Linn Bridge||Magway||2017||66ｍ|
|5||Thakin Bridge||Magway||2018||178ｍ||including 36m of budget support from Magway regional government|
|7||Ohn war Bridge||Magway||2018||66m|
|8||Aung Lan GGP Bridge||Magway||2018|
|9||Ywar Thar Bridge||Magway||2018|
|10||Indaw No.1||Sagaing||2019||under construction|
|11||Kani No.2||Sagaing||2019||under construction|
|12||Kalewa No.3||Sagaing||2019||under construction|
|13||Kayin No.1||Kayin||2019||under construction|
|Oct. 2019||JIP decided to construct 3 submersible bridges in Sagaing region and 1 in Kayin State.|
|FY2019||JIP served as technical adviser for 9 bridges constructed by Magway regional government.|
|FY2018||JIP constructed 5 submersible bridges in Magway region.|
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|Jun. 2018||Biggest flood in decades occurred in Magway region, but none of JIP’s submersible bridges was damaged while many other bridges were swept away.|
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|May 2018||Minister of Construction in Myanmar visited construction site of Teza Bridge.|
|FY2017||JIP constructed 3 submersible bridges in Magway region.|
|May 2017||Opening ceremony for the first submersible bridge constructed by JIP|
|Dec. 2016||Groundbreaking ceremony for the first submersible bridge constructed by JIP|
|Nov. 2016||JIP decided to reconstruct bridge over Itone river with the grant aid up to 3.5 million yen from Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.|
|Jun. 2016||JIP submitted a repot on the reconstruction project of Itone Creek river to Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.|
|May. 2016||JIP sent a team of experts to study Itone Creek Bridge.|
|Sep. 2015||One of JIP members who stayed in Myanmar read an article on the newspaper by chance that a small bridge in Pago region had been swept away by flood in Itone river in two consecutive years, which caused trouble for over 4,000 villagers including 100 school children.|