Bính Bridge

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Bính Bridge
Bridge in Haiphong.jpg
The bridge view from road level
Crosses Sông Cấm (Cấm River)
Locale Vietnam, Hai Phong
Maintained by Venture contractors Ishikawajima Harima Heavy Industries Co. Ltd., Sumitomo, Mitsui, Shimizu
Design Cable-stayed bridge
Total length 1,280 meters (4,200 ft)
Width 22.5 meters (74 ft)
Height 102 meters (335 ft)
Longest span 260 meters (850 ft)
Load limit 3000 D WT
Clearance below 25 meters (82 ft)
Construction begin September 1, 2002
Opened May 13, 2005

Bính Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge across the Cấm River connecting the Hai Phong city with Thủy Nguyên District and out to Quảng Ninh.

History[edit]

Bính Bridge is a modern cable-stayed bridge, some 1280 metres long and 22.5 metres wide carrying four lanes for traffic and two pedestrian lanes. The clearance below of 25 meters (82 ft) allow 3000-DWT ships can go through. The bridge has concrete steel beam instances, continuous 17 span, the 102 metre tall towers are made of reinforced concrete.

Bính Bridge Construction Project was held by the joint venture contractors Ishikawajima Harima Heavy Industries Co. Ltd., and Sumitomo-Mitsui-Shimizu within 32 months. Owner is the Project Management Office for Customs, under the leadership of the People's Committee of Hai Phong City.

Bính Bridge was built from Bính ferry 1300 m, to end the frequent traffic congestion and inconvenience to travel here by ferry. In addition, this bridge will help the development and formation of a new urban area of Hai Phong in the north area is prohibited. Along with the Kien bridge construction project on Highway 10, Bính Bridge played an important part in connection with the Quảng Ninh, Hai Phong, creating favorable conditions for the development of the transport network and the North economy of coastal areas in northern Vietnam.

Bính Bridge construction started on September 1, 2002 and ended May 13, 2005. Japanese government helped to construct the bridge VND 943 billions or 7426 millions Yen at that time, including consulting services to supervise the construction. The projects are eligible for preferential loans of the Bank of Japan International Cooperation (JBIC).

Incident[edit]

On July 17, 2010 night, three large ships were moored at the wharf. Then the storm broke the cords, lead the vessels drift on the Cam River and then they had impact substantially on the Bính Bridge. Three vessels crashed into Bính Bridge include Shinsung Accord ship (Korean ship owner), tonnage 17,500 tons (the Corporation Bach Dang Shipbuilding Industry launched in mid-June), the two remaining ships was 1700 TEU Vinashin Express Transport Company 01 container ship from South China Sea Transport Company and the Vinashin Orient Corporation ship of Hai Duong Shipbuilding Industry which was being repaired here.

With scratched cables, the experts expect that if the cable is deformed, it takes about 6 months to replace the new cable.

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Coordinates: 20°52′31″N 106°40′04″E / 20.87528°N 106.66778°E / 20.87528; 106.66778