Cao Lãnh Bridge
|Cao Lãnh Bridge|
|Carries||Motor vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists|
|Crosses||Tiền River, Mekong Delta, Vietnam|
|Total length||650 metres (2,130 ft)|
|Width||24.5 metres (80 ft)|
|Height||120 metres (390 ft)|
|Longest span||350 metres (1,150 ft)|
|No. of spans||150 + 350 + 150 m (cable stayed parts)|
|Clearance above||37.5 metres (123 ft)|
|Designer||Wilbur Smith Associates – WSP Finland - Yooshin Engineering Corporation Joint Venture|
|Constructed by||Chinese Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) and the Vinaconex E&C|
|Construction end||expected 2017|
The Cao Lãnh Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge under construction over the Tiền River, a branch of the Mekong River at Cao Lãnh in Vietnam. The bridge is one of three components of the planned Central Mekong Delta Connectivity Project (CMDCP). The other two components are the Vàm Cống Bridge at Vàm Cống and the 6 lane expressway connecting the two bridges.
The cable-stayed bridge will be 650 metres (2,130 ft) long with a central span of 350 metres (1,150 ft) and a maximum clearance above high water level of 37.5 metres (123 ft). The total length of the bridge, including the approach viaducts, will be 2,010 metres (6,590 ft) with spans of 17 x 40 + (150+350+150) + 17x40 (m). It will have H-shape towers 120 metres (390 ft) high, cast in situ concrete girder superstructure with a double-plane of cables in a semi-fan type configuration. It will have six lanes for traffic.
The objective of the Central Mekong Delta Connectivity Project is to encourage the economic and social development of the Cửu Long Delta area. The project is being developed with the financial assistance from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Australia. It is jointly funded by the governments of Australia and Vietnam, and the ADB. The bridge will be the largest overseas assistance project undertaken by the Australian government costing A$160 million.
The groundbreaking ceremony for the Cao Lanh Bridge, was held on 19 October 2013 and attended by senior officials from the Vietnamese and Australian Governments and the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The bridge was expected to be completed after 43 months in mid-2017.
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- "Cao Lanh Bridge groundbreaking ceremony". Departmental Media Liaison. Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs. 19 October 2013. Archived from the original on 3 January 2014. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
- Viet Nam Central Mekong Delta Connectivity Project Inception Report[permanent dead link]
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- Bridge at the CRBC web-page
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