Dragon Bridge (Da Nang)

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The Dragon Bridge (Vietnamese: Cầu Rồng) is a bridge over the River Hàn at Da Nang, Vietnam.

Dragon Bridge
Cầu Rồng
Cầu Rồng.jpg
Carries Motor vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists
Crosses Han River
Locale Da Nang, Vietnam
Designer Ammann & Whitney
Material steel
Total length 666 metres (2,185 ft)
Width 37.5 metres (123 ft)
Longest span 200 metres (660 ft)
Clearance below 7 metres (23 ft)
Constructed by Company No. 508, an affiliate of Civil Construction Engineering Corporation No.5, and Bridge Company No. 75. Civil Engineering Corporation No. 1 construction main structure ( Pier, main girder, arch)
Construction begin 19 July 2009
Construction end 29 March 2013

Construction of the bridge began on 19 July 2009 (the same day as the inauguration of the nearby Thuận Phước Bridge) when the Prime Minister of Vietnam Nguyen Tan Dung and many high-ranking government officials attended the groundbreaking ceremony.[1]

Dragon Bridge is 666m long, 37.5m wide and has six lanes for traffic. It opened to traffic on March 29, 2013, at a cost of nearly VND 1.5 trillion dong (US$88m).[2] The bridge was designed by the US-based Ammann & Whitney Consulting Engineers with Louis Berger Group. Construction was undertaken by Company No. 508, an affiliate of Civil Construction Engineering Corporation No.5, and Bridge Company No. 75.

Main span was completed on October 26, 2012. The bridge was opened to traffic on March 29, 2013, the 38th anniversary of the liberation of Da Nang City.[3]

This modern bridge crosses the Han River at the Le Dinh Duong/Bach Dang traffic circle, providing 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 night at 9PM.

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  1. ^ "Vietnam’s longest suspension bridge inaugurated". Danang Investment Promotion Center. 2009-07-23. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  2. ^ "Da Nang to build new Han River bridge". Viet Nam News (Vietnam Financial News Network). 2008-12-22. Retrieved July 21, 2010. 
  3. ^ http://talkvietnam.com/2012/10/dragon-bridge-main-span-completed/#.UT3FbjepZIA

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Coordinates: 16°03′40″N 108°13′36″E / 16.06111°N 108.22667°E / 16.06111; 108.22667