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The largest railway trestle in the world upon its completion in 1901, the Gokteik Viaduct is the highest bridge in Myanmar.The bridge was constructed in 1899 and was considered as a masterpiece of the world standard due to its technical and natural condition. 689 metres in length from one end to the other, it’s certainly  not for those who are faint-hearted – the drop is said to be 102 metres (335 ft) from the track to the ground. Will you dare to look down?


Thrilling Ride

Thrilling Ride

Inle's Evening

Inle’s Evening


The bridge is between the two towns of Pyin U Lwin, the summer capital of the former British colonial administrators of Burma, and Lashio, the principal town of northern Shan State. It is the highest bridge in Myanmar and when it was completed, the largest railway trestle in the world. The bridge is located approximately 100 km northeast of Mandalay.

The train ticket cost all of $3, for a seat in the second-class carriage while $5 first-class carriage. In fact, there maybe hardly any difference.

Source: http://www.highestbridges.com/wiki

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