Golden Bridge (Vietnam)

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Golden Bridge
Cầu Vàng
Golden Bridge (Vietnam).jpg
The bridge in July 2018
Coordinates 15°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
Carries pedestrians
Crosses mountain road
Website http://talavn.com.vn/en/golden-bridge
Characteristics
Material steel painted gold
Total length 150 m
Width 5 m
History
Designer TA Landscape Architecture
Opened June 2018

The Golden Bridge (Vietnamese: Cầu Vàng) is a 150-metre (490 ft) long 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 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 based in Ho Chi Minh City. The company's founder, Vu Viet Anh, was the principal designer. The bridge opened in June 2018.[4][5]

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. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  4. ^ "The Golden Bridge, a golden thread held up by a god's hands". AsiaNews. 2 August 2018. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  5. ^ 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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