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Da Nang: The Beautiful City with Unique Bridges

May 18, 2015          6228 views
(Cinet-) The young and dynamic Da Nang City impresses its visitors with unique and amazing bridges.
The unique swing bridge

Han River Bridge has been considered as a symbol of Da Nang. The bridge was open for traffic in 2000 on the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the Liberation Day in Vietnam. It helps locals and visitors to travel from the west to the east of Da Nang. It was also the first swing bridge in Vietnam, totally designed and constructed by Vietnamese engineers and workers.
The Han River Bridge is 485.7 meters in length and 12.9 meter in width. It includes eleven spans of which the longest span is 127.7 meters long. In the middle of the night, traffic is stopped from crossing the Han River Bridge and it swings on its axis to allow shipping traffic to pass along the river. The area around the bridge is the location of Da Nang’s cultural center.
Han River Bridge at night
Sparkling at night
Han River Bridge at daytime
The long suspension bridge
Thuan Phuoc Bridge is the longest suspension bridge in Vietnam and connects Da Nang’s city center with the urban district of Son Tra. The bridge crosses the lower Han River and was built with a cost of nearly VND 1,000 billion.
Thuan Phuoc Bridge was first open for traffic in 2009. The four-lane, three-span bridge is 1,850 meters long and 18 meters wide and has a main span of 405 meters. Its two major pillars are 80 meters in height. The bridge took six years to construct.
Thuan Phuoc Bridge today is not only important as a commercial pathway, but also a popular tourist attraction. The bridge has much contributed to the sustainable development of the region.
Sunrise at Thuan Phuoc Bridge
A peaceful life
The longest suspension bridge in Vietnam is lightened up every night
The splendid dragon bridge
The construction of Dragon Brige began at the same day as the inauguration of Thuan Phuoc Bridge in 2009 with an estimated cost of nearly US$88m. On March 29, 2013, the bridge was firstly opened to traffic.  
The modern bridge is 666m long, 37.5m wide and has six lanes for traffic. It provides the shortest road link from the Da Nang International Airport to other main roads in Da Nang city, and a more direct route to My Khe Beach and Non Nuoc Beach on the eastern edge of the city. The bridge was designed and built in the shape of a dragon and to breathe fire each Saturday and Sunday night at 9PM
The Dragon Bridge has won several international awards for its design and modern lighting system. 
The sleeping dragon
Dragon Bridge at night
The dragon is breathing fire
The beautiful sail of Han River
Tran Thi Ly Bridge, ready for use in 2013 is another new landmark of Da Nang city. The bridge has also received several international awards for its innovative design.
Designed in the shape of a giant sail crossing the Han River, Tran Thi Ly is a concrete cable bridge. The length of the main opening of the bridge is 230 meters; its total length is 731 meters. The deck of the bridge is 34.5 meter wide, including six traffic lanes. It costs VND 1,700 billion to finish the Tran Thi Ly Bridge.
The newest techniques are applied in the lighting of the bridge with the colors of the pylon and deck of the bridge change at night, creating beautiful details in the environment of the river.
A giant sail facing the sea
The award-winning bridge 
Enternal love at Tran Thi Ly Bridge

Phuong Do


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