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Hue opens Perfume River bridge

Update: September, 01/2012 - 09:14

 

The newly opened White Tiger Bridge over the Perfume River in Hue. — VNS Photo Ngoc Hai
THUA THIEN – HUE — Authorities yesterday opened a new bridge over Hue's Huong (Perfume) River.

The Bach Ho (White Tiger) Bridge is 542.5 metres long including the approach roads and 34.5 metres wide, with four lanes and sidewalks on either side.

The five-span bridge also has six viewing-towers for people to relax and enjoy the river views.

Construction of the bridge began in December 2009, and cost VND730 billion (nearly US$35 million).

Nguyen Van Cao, chairman of the Thua Thien – Hue Province People's Committee, said the bridge would significantly contribute to the province's socio-economic development, especially tourism, and also ease traffic on the Phu Xuan Bridge, which is deteriorating after decades of operation. — VNS

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