Two China-Laos Railway bridges complete closure over Mekong River

The Ban Ladhan Mekong River Super Major Bridge on Wednesday (April 1) achieved its main section closure over the Mekong River, and thus, major engineering works on both cross-Mekong bridges along the railway have been completed.

According to the Laos-China Railway (LCRC), a joint venture in charge of the construction and the operation of the railway, the Ban Ladhan Bridge is located some 230km north of the capital Vientiane. With 1,652m in length, it has a total of 45 spans connecting two platforms and 44 piers.

All the main piers, with the highest up to 52m, are located in the middle of the Mekong River along the China-Laos Railway.

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