The 5.4 kilometre bridge is part of the Tan Vu-Lach Huyen Highway project which connects developing areas in the east of Hai Phong city with Lach Huyen International Port in the island district of Cat Hai and the Hanoi-Hai Phong Expressway.
Once the bridge becomes operational, travelling from Hai Phong city to Cat Hai Island will take about five minutes, compared to hours on ferries.
The highway, 15.63 kilometers in length, had total investment of about VND1.85 trillion ($525.3 million), with the majority from Japanese official development assistance.
The project is expected to form a complete transport network facilitating transportation to Lach Huyen International Port, thereby attracting more investment to Hai Phong city.
Pham Hong Son, Director of the Project Management Board 2, said that after seeing the road meet quality requirements, the State Council for Pre-Acceptance Test of Construction Works approved the road opening to traffic on September 2.