Bạch Đằng Bridge

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Bạch Đằng Bridge

Cầu Bạch Đằng
Coordinates20°50′53″N 106°45′56″E / 20.848037°N 106.765584°E / 20.848037; 106.765584
CrossesBạch Đằng River
LocaleQuảng Ninh Province, Vietnam
DesignCable-stayed bridge
Total length3,054 metres (10,020 ft)[1]
Width25 metres (82 ft)
Height135 metres (443 ft)
Longest span240 metres (787 ft) (x2)
Clearance above55 metres (180 ft)
Construction startJanuary 25, 2015 (2015-01-25)
OpenedSeptember 1, 2018 (2018-09-01)

Bach Dang Bridge (Vietnamese: Cầu Bạch Đằng), is a cable-stayed bridge that crosses the Bạch Đằng River in Quảng Ninh Province, Vietnam.


Bach Dang Bridge spans the Bach Dang River on the Ninh Binh–Hai Phong–Quang Ninh Expressway, connecting Quang Ninh Province and Hai Phong Province.[2][3] The bridge is the end point for the Ninh Binh–Hai Phong–Quang Ninh Expressway, with its northern end in the Lien Vi commune, Quảng Yên of Quang Ninh Province and its southern end in the Dong Hai 2 ward of Hải An District, Haiphong.[4] With four cable stays and at over 3 km, it is one of the longest bridges in Vietnam.[5]


In 2012, Quang Ninh Province approved a new draft by the Japanese group SE that proposed a steel cable-stayed design rather than original prestressed concrete bridge design that was being considered.[6] On January 15, 2015, the groundbreaking ceremony took place for what was a then-estimated VND 7.6 trillion (more than US$357.2 million).[7] As the creators of the initial design, the Japanese group SE would also oversee the bridge's construction under a build-operate-transfer model with the aim of four lanes of traffic[7] By April 2018, the final beam was installed into the bridge, making it the first cable-stay bridge made by Vietnam[8] and earning it the nickname "Made in Vietnam bridge".[9] The bridge's three H-shaped towers are said to symbolize the three cities of Hanoi, Ha Long and Hai Phong, which it helps connect.[8]


With its opening, it is calculated to reduce the driving distance between Quang Ninh and Hanoi from 175 km to 125 km [10] By November 2018, concerns grew over the unevenness of the road's surface, but authorities deemed it safe for motorists.[11] After one year of traffic, Quang Ninh estimated that the bridge was averaging 11,000 vehicles a day.[12] In 2020, a study was conducted on wind-induced vibrations on the cables of the bridge.[13]


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  2. ^ "Chính thức khánh thành và đưa vào hoạt động tuyến cao tốc Hạ Long - Hải Phòng và cầu Bạch Đằng". Cổng thông tin điện tử thành phố Hải Phòng. 2018-09-01. Archived from the original on 2021-11-09. Retrieved November 9, 2021.
  3. ^ ""Cầu Bạch Đằng sau một năm khai thác"". Báo Quảng Ninh. 2019-10-16. Archived from the original on 2020-02-16. Retrieved November 8, 2021.
  4. ^ Nam, Kiến trúc sư Việt (August 23, 2021). "Khám phá kiến trúc cây Cầu Bạch Đằng nối Hải Phòng với Quảng Ninh - Việt Architect Group". Việt Architect Group - Kiến Trúc Sư Việt Nam (in Vietnamese). Retrieved November 9, 2021.
  5. ^ "Cầu Bạch Đằng và những kỷ lục, công nghệ mới". vov.vn. 2018-08-26.
  6. ^ "Quang Ninh agrees to SE's new draft for Bach Dang Bridge in Vietnam". World Highways. October 18, 2012. Retrieved November 9, 2021.
  7. ^ a b "Bridge project to connect northern economic triangle". vietnamnews.vn. November 26, 2016. Archived from the original on November 9, 2021. Retrieved November 9, 2021.
  8. ^ a b "Final beam installed on first cable-stayed bridge made in Vietnam". VnExpress International – Latest news, business, travel and analysis from Vietnam. April 29, 2018. Retrieved November 9, 2021.
  9. ^ Anh, Trần Thị Thục (September 28, 2020). "Great traffic works that change the face of Quang Ninh province". VietNamNet. Retrieved November 9, 2021.
  10. ^ "Construction of Bach Dang bridge completed". THE VOICE OF VIETNAM. April 28, 2018. Retrieved November 9, 2021.
  11. ^ "Bạch Đằng bridge safe despite uneven road surface". vietnamnews.vn. November 26, 2016. Retrieved November 9, 2021.
  12. ^ "Bach Dang Bridge after one year operation". Cổng thông tin điện tử Tỉnh Quảng Ninh. November 9, 2021. Retrieved November 9, 2021.
  13. ^ "Wind induced vibration of stay cable bridge evaluation based on the operational accelerometers monitoring data and field testing". Journal of Materials and Engineering Structures. ISSN 2170-127X. Retrieved November 9, 2021.