Vietnam’s longest sea cable bridge completed

A ceremony was organized by Da Nang People’s Committee to mark the successful completion of the final span of Thuan Phuoc Bridge on February 26, Da Nang City.

Thuan Phuoc Bridge (Photo SGGP)

The project is the longest sea cable bridge in Vietnam and spans Da Nang Bay.

Work started on the project September 2, 2003 by the main contractor 623 Mechanical Engineering under the supervision of Ministry of Transport, while Eastern Shanghai Co. acted as technical consultants.

Thuan Phuoc Bridge connects an important transport route, linking the Hai Van tunnel, Da Nang Port and the Son Tra-Dien Ngoc coastal road to the ancient city of Hoi An, Quang Nam province.

The four-lane bridge is 1,856 meters long and 18 meters wide, and cost VND900 billion ($50.4 million).

The bridge is expected to open to traffic on the 34th anniversary of the liberation of Da Nang City, which falls on March 29.

 

By Nguyen Hung – Translated by Thanh Huong

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