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Goteik viaduct, Myanmar

Taking a train journey across Goteik Viaduct is a thrilling, breathtaking and nerve racking experience that makes one admire the ambition and talent of the engineers who constructed it in 1899.

The Mandalay - Hsipaw - Lashio Railway traverses 117 miles through the Shan Hills almost all the way to the border with China. The railroad includes the Gokteik viaduct, a 2260 feet long, 320 feet high viaduct across the Gokteik gorge near Hsipaw. When built, it was the longest such viaduct in the world. The track rises a continuous 1:40 gradient throughout its length and the viaduct, designed by Alexander Rendel & Sons and constructed by the Pennsylvania Steel Company, was considered an engineering marvel at that time.

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