Dragon Bridge (Da Nang)

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Dragon Bridge

Cầu Rồng
Cầu Rồng.jpg
Xin Chao
Coordinates 16°03′40″N 108°13′36″E / 16.0611°N 108.2267°E / 16.0611; 108.2267Coordinates: 16°03′40″N 108°13′36″E / 16.0611°N 108.2267°E / 16.0611; 108.2267
CarriesMotor vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists
CrossesHan River
LocaleDa Nang, Vietnam
Characteristics
Materialsteel
Total length666 metres (2,185 ft)
Width37.5 metres (123 ft)
Longest span200 metres (660 ft)
Clearance below7 metres (23 ft)
History
DesignerAmmann & Whitney
Constructed byCompany 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 start19 July 2009
Construction end29 March 2013

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

Construction of the bridge began on 19 July 2009 (the same day as the inauguration of the nearby Thuận Phước Bridge) when the former 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 and water each Saturday and Sunday night at 9PM.

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  1. ^ "Vietnam's longest suspension bridge inaugurated". Danang Investment Promotion Center. 2009-07-23. Archived from the original on 2010-03-04. Retrieved 2010-04-30.
  2. ^ "Da Nang to build new Han River bridge". Viet Nam News. Vietnam Financial News Network. 2008-12-22. Archived from the original on July 17, 2011. 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