Damaged Ava Bridge over the Irrawaddy, 1945
Here we see the Ava Bridge, the only bridge across the Irrawaddy until the 1990s, after it was recaptured by the British in 1945. The bridge was destroyed by the retreating British during the Japanese invasion of Burma, and not rebuilt until 1954, after Burmese independence. Here we see a narrow foot bridge that has been built across the top of the ruins, going around the right-hand side of the pillar in the background.
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Rickard, J (12 January 2020), Damaged Ava Bridge over the Irrawaddy, 1945 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_ava_bridge_irrawaddy.html