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The Ava Bridge (Burmese: အင်းဝတံတား) is a 16 span cantilever bridge between Ava and Sagaing, Mandalay Division, Burma. It was built by the British in 1934. The bridge was destroyed by the retreating British Army during World War II and was rebuilt in 1954 after Burmese independence. It was the only bridge to span the Irrawaddy River until recent times, when a spate of bridge construction has been carried out by the government including the new Irrawaddy Bridge.[1][2]


  1. ^ ""Big Push" for Sustained Development". Perspective, August 2000. Retrieved February 2, 2010. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ "Roads and Bridges". Union Solidarity and Development Association April 7, 2006. Archived from the original on June 23, 2008. Retrieved February 2, 2010.

Coordinates: 21°52′16″N 95°59′33″E / 21.87111°N 95.99250°E / 21.87111; 95.99250