Phnom Penh’s first cable-stayed bridge project reached nearly 90% completion

PHNOM PENH: The cable-stayed bridge across the Tonle Sap in Russey Keo district had completed nearly 90% of the total project by next month, and is expected to complete in April 2023.

According to an announcement made by Phnom Penh’s Department of Public Works and Transport on the afternoon of December 5, the construction site of the concrete bridge of the Russey Keo cable across the Tonle Sap progress​ to reach 89% as of January 25, 2022, and is scheduled to be completed as planned during the upcoming Khmer New Year 2023.

Phnom Penh’s first cable-stayed bridge Project, which was constructed for about $35 million and measures 922 meters in length and 20.5 meters in width, plays an important role in significantly improving the traffic flow on National Roads 6 and 5.

Meanwhile, work on the Russey Keo Bridge at the intersection of National Road 5 has been busy to achieve the plan to facilitate people’s movement during the Khmer New Year to reduce traffic congestion, which is one of Cambodia’s biggest challenges.

The construction project expects to complete in March 2023. The bridge project is designed with a modern style, with four large pillars up to 40 meters tall for hanging cables.

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