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U Bein Bridge is said to be the longest teak bridge in the world. U Bein Bridge was named after the mayor of Amarapura, after King Bodawpaya moved his capital there. The bridge links Amarapura with an island in the middle of Lake Taungthaman, an intermittent body of water which dries up during winter.

U Bein Bridge is three quarter of a mile long. It was built in 1849 from old planks and timber posts salvaged from the houses in Sagaing and Inwa. The bridge has 1086 posts and 482 spans. At 9 points were draw bridges that would allow boats to pass through towards the Ayeyarwady River.

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