Da Nang: VN’s longest suspension bridge opens to traffic

Vietnam’s longest suspension bridge, Thuan Phuoc Bridge, Da Nang City, was inaugurated and opened to traffic on July 19.

Thuan Phuoc Bridge open traffic on July 19. (Photo: SGGP)

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, the deputy chairman of National Assembly, Huynh Ngoc Son, and Da Nang authorities attended.

Speaking at the ceremony, Prime Minister Dung praised Da Nang authorities and residents’ efforts, as well as the work of consultants, investors and managers who worked hard and overcome difficulties to accomplish Thuan Phuoc Bridge.

Da Nang authorities mobilized all of its resources to build Vietnam’s most modern and longest suspension bridge as a contribution to developing local transport infrastructure, and giving fresh impetus to the city’s economic development, the PM said.

The construction of the three-span, cable-stayed Thuan Phuoc Bridge began in 2003.

The four-lane bridge is the longest bridge in Vietnam at 1,850 meters long and 18 meters wide. It spans the Han River, linking the Nguyen Tat Thanh road and Son Tra – Dien Ngoc road.

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.

On the same day, the city People’s Committee also organized the groundbreaking ceremony for the Rong Bridge, spanning the Han River to link the city center of Da Nang.

The Rong Bridge, 666-meters long and 37 meters wide is expected to cost VND1.5 trillion (US$84.3 million).

The bridge was designed by the US-based Louis Berger Group..

Construction will be undertaken by Company No. 508, an affiliate of Civil Construction Engineering Corporation No.5, and Bridge Company No. 75.

By H.Minh - Translated by Y Nhi

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