Dong Nai Bridge linked up

The Dong Nai Bridge, a major traffic work connecting Dong Nai Province and Ho Chi Minh City, has been linked up after more than 17 months of construction.

The Dong Nai Bridge is linked up on November 27 after more than 17 months of construction (Photo: SGGP)

The linking of the five-lane bridge, which spans 461.6 meters in length and 20 meters in width, was carried out by the Construction Corporation No. 1 on November 27.

The bridge was built under a Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) contract at a total cost of VND1.877 trillion (US$102 million) to replace the existing Dong Nai Bridge that has been too congested.

The new bridge will be officially put into operation December 31 after the remaining work is carried out. This includes installing railings, setting up lighting systems and laying asphalt, said deputy head of the Vietnam Road Department, Mai Anh Tuan.

It is an important project that will help streamline traffic at the eastern gateway of HCM City, said Deputy Minister of Construction Cao Lai Quang.

Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai asked concerned agencies to repair the existing Dong Nai Bridge to raise its weight-bearing capacity so that 30-ton vehicles can travel across it.

Source: SGGP, Tuoi Tre – Translated by Truc Thinh

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