BAGO DIVISION – Locals reported that the Pha Win Kone bridge, located near Pha Win Kone Village in Htan Ta Pin Township, Bago Division, which is frequently used by the junta council, was detonated.
A local said that an armed group mined the bridge, which is located on the Zayat Gyi-Myoe Soe-Kywe Pway Road, at 4:00 a.m. on May 27.
“Recently, the junta council troops have not been using the Htan Ta Pin Road and Shwe Zay Road when they launched offensives into the southern part of Htan Ta Pin Township, instead using this route from Kywe Pwe. It is not easy for them to enter from Kywe Pwe to the southern part of Htan Ta Pin Township as the bridge is now damaged. They will probably repair the bridge reusable since it is the most used transportation route for them right now,” said the local.
It has been known that over 15 feet in the middle of the 60-foot iron frame bridge collapsed from the blast, and it is no longer usable.
It is said that even though the bridge is damaged, locals have experienced no major impacts as there is still a road along the Sittaung River that is constructed as a township circular road to go to Htan Ta Pin and Taungoo.
It is known that this bridge was renovated with an iron frame, as it was detonated previously on October 26, 2022.
Bonmati Chaung Bridge, which is located between Hle Lan Ku Village and Thama Seeta Village in Htantapin Township, was also damaged in a mine blast on February 17 at noon.