Golden Bridge (Vietnam)

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Golden Bridge

Cầu Vàng
Golden Bridge (Vietnam).jpg
The bridge in July 2018
Coordinates15°59′56″N 107°59′43″E / 15.9989°N 107.9953°E / 15.9989; 107.9953Coordinates: 15°59′56″N 107°59′43″E / 15.9989°N 107.9953°E / 15.9989; 107.9953
Carriespedestrians
Crossesmountain road
Characteristics
Materialsteel painted gold
Total length150 m (490 ft)
Width5 m (16 ft)
History
ArchitectTA Landscape Architecture
DesignerVu Viet Anh, Nguyen Quang Huu Tuan, and Tran Quang Hung
Construction startJuly 2017
Construction endApril 2018
OpenedJune 2018

The Golden Bridge (Vietnamese: Cầu Vàng) is a 150-metre-long (490 ft) pedestrian bridge in the Bà Nà Hills resort, near Da Nang, Vietnam.[1][2] It is designed to connect the cable car station with the gardens (avoiding a steep incline)[3] and to provide a scenic overlook and tourist attraction. The bridge loops nearly back around to itself, and has two giant stone hands (constructed of fibreglass and wire mesh) designed to appear to support the structure.

The client for the project was the Sun Group.[3] The bridge was designed by TA Landscape Architecture (under Ho Chi Minh City University of Architecture) based in Ho Chi Minh City. The company's founder, Vu Viet Anh, was the project's principal designer, with Tran Quang Hung as the bridge designer and Nguyen Quang Huu Tuan as the bridge's design manager. Construction began in July 2017 and was completed in April 2018.[4] The bridge opened in June 2018.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McGonigal, Chris (2 August 2018). "The New 'Golden Bridge' In Vietnam Is Hands-Down The Coolest Bridge Ever". Huffington Post. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
  2. ^ Nguyen, Kham. "Handy engineering: Vietnam's 'Golden Bridge' has giant support". U.S. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Golden Bridge". TA Landscape Architecture. Archived from the original on 9 April 2019. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  4. ^ bestie.vn (28 July 2018). "Tiết lộ những con số thú vị cùng lý do 'gây sốt' của Cầu Vàng Đà Nẵng". Bestie.vn (in Vietnamese). Retrieved 10 November 2019.
  5. ^ "The Golden Bridge, a golden thread held up by a god's hands". AsiaNews. 2 August 2018. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  6. ^ Snowden, Heather (28 July 2018). "Vietnam's Monumental Golden Bridge Is Held Up by Giant Stone Hands". Highsnobiety. Retrieved 4 August 2018.

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