Has the Friendship Bridge between Mae Sot and Myawaddy, which was closed in July 2010, reopened? There was a news story in August saying that it looked like it would open soon.
Not as far as I know. The bridge remains shut. Was there for a month last January, with little talk of reopening. You might also like to set up a Google alert for Mae Sot. Good luck for the near future.
Yes, unfortunately the border reopened on the King's birthday, 2 days after I passed by that area on a driving tour. A visit to Myawadi will have to wait until the next time I'm in the north.
It is open and very easy to access by foot. You can buy a short time visa at the border for BHT 500. At the Myanmar side I recommend a cold burmese beer at River View close to the bridge. You ca pay with bath.