The 1.1km-long U-Pein bridge in Mandalay is being repaired after years of disrepair; thankfully, it looks like the plan to use concrete has been shelved and they are retaining the teak integrity of the bridge.
U Pein Bridge. Source: Eleven Myanmar 20140404
Decaying U Pein Bridge under repair
Eleven Myanmar, 11 April 2014
Sources say that the excavation of what is thought to be the tomb of an Ayutthaya king in Myanmar may resume soon.
Source: The Irrawady 20140326
Joint Thai-Burmese Study Slated for Siamese King’s Mandalay Tomb
The Irrawady, 26 March 2014
The search for the tomb of Thai King Uthomporn in Myanmar’s Amarupura has recently been suspended, but the excavation team is hopeful that work can resume soon.
Royal tomb project ‘to go ahead’
The Nation, 21 March 2014
Following up from an early story about the search for the remains of the Ayutthayan King Uthumporn under a stupa in Myanmar – excavations were conducted in the last month but the results have been inconclusive.
Artefacts recovered from the Linzingong cemetery in Mandalay. Bangkok Post 20130406
In search of a king
Bangkok Post, 25 March 2013
Excavation of Thai king’s tomb almost complete
Eleven Myanmar, 27 March 2013
Doubts remain after tomb hunt
Bangkok Post, 06 April 2013
Three royal buildings in Myanmar’s cultural capital Mandalay are to be restored.
Three royal buildings in Mandalay to be restored
The Myanmar Times, 04 March 2013
Authorities in Myanmar are mulling a motorcycle ban over the landmark U Bein Bridge, in the former capital of Amarapura just outside of Mandalay.
U Bein Bridge, Mandalay
Motorcycle ban on historic teak bridge
Myanmar Times, 27 August – 2 September 2012
Archaeologists have unearthed a large metal age cemetery, with at least 35 individuals, thought to be from the Bronze or Iron age in the Mandalay region of Myanmar.
Burial in Gyogon Village, Pyawbwe Township. Myanmar Times 20111212-18
Pre-Pyu era remains uncovered in Pyawbwe township
The Myanmar Times, 12-18 December 2011
Metal-age artefacts discovered in central Myanmar may provide an insight into the introduction of bronze and transition to iron in ancient times.
Bronze Age and Iron Age artifacts unearthed in Myanmar [Link no longer active]
Myanmar News.net, 18 August 2008