• Dragon River Bridge opens in Da Nang, Vietnam

    27 April 2013

    Completed in December 2012, construction of the six-lane, 670m long, 37.5m wide Dragon River Bridge began in July 2009.

    Dragon River BridgeLocated in the port city of Da Nang, Dragon River Bridge is the sixth bridge to span the Han River which splits the city in two.

    Designed to look like dragons as depicted in the Ly Dynasty, creatures of great significance in Vietnam, the eye-catching bridge breathes fire for festivals and special occasions and can also blast water spouts into the air.

    The bridge,  currently the only the bridge with a single steel arch in Southeast Asia,  has a navigational clearance of about 7m and has a major span of 200m and two side spans of 128m. The head span of the dragon’s head measures 72m and the tail span 64m.

    At the opening ceremony Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, said: “This achievement is the result of the determination of Da Nang’s leaders and the consensus of the local people. The Government supports Da Nang to become the centre of economic, cultural, and economic development in the central and Central Highlands region, as well as the country.”

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