The Saigon 2 Bridge, that links District 2 and Binh Thanh District in Ho Chi Minh City, was officially opened to traffic on October 15, after 18 months of construction.
|The Saigon 2 Bridge (Photo: SGGP)|
The Saigon 2 Bridge will significantly contribute to easing traffic congestion in the area.
The bridge is 987.32 meters long and 23.5 meters wide, with four lanes for cars and one lane for motorbikes. It has been built under the BT (Build-Transfer) form at a cost of nearly VND1.5 trillion (US$70.75 million).
To relieve overload on the existing Saigon Bridge and take advantage of the widened Dien Bien Phu-Hanoi Highway, the new bridge will run parallel with the existing Saigon Bridge and help in reducing traffic jams, especially during peak hours and enhance traffic volume in the city’s east entrance area.