The Russey Keo concrete bridge, Cambodia’s first cable-stayed bridge was put into temporary use from April 10 onward, according to Phnom Penh municipal administration’s announcement issued yesterday.
The temporary opening is made under the authorization of Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen in order to ease the traffic flows and people’s travel during the upcoming Khmer Traditional New Year, the source said.
Constructed by the Overseas Cambodia Investment Corporation (OCIC), a local construction company, at a total cost of US$35 million, the new bridge crossing the Tonle Sap River is located in Khan Chroy Changvar and Khan Russey Keo.
The 642-meter-long and 20.5-meter-wide bridge was broken ground in October 2017 under the presidency of Samdech Techo Prime Minister.
At the same time, the Phnom Penh municipal administration also announced to close down of the Bailey bridge, parallel to the Russey Keo cable-stayed concrete bridge.