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Da Nang unveils anniversary bridge

Update: May, 02/2013 - 10:48
Vehicles travel along the new Nguyen Tri Phuong Bridge yesterday in central Da Nang City.— VNA/VNS Photo Le Lam

DA NANG (VNS)— The central city of Da Nang officially opened the new Nguyen Tri Phuong Bridge on Tuesday to mark the 38th anniversary of the city's Liberation Day. The six-lane bridge, 801m long and 26m wide, crosses the Han River, linking the city's centre with the south-east of the city.

The construction was part of an infrastructure project – also including the building of a new road system stretching over 6km and a second bridge - which received a total investment of VND1.22 trillion (US$58 million) from the World Bank.

Another vital bridge opens

A key bridge over the largest canal in the Mekong province of Tien Giang and the only waterway connecting HCM City with Mekong provinces opened to traffic yesterday .

Cho Gao is also the largest bridge on National Highway No50.

The bridge, built some 500 metres from the old bridge in Cho Gao District, is 595 metres long and 80 metres wide and spans the Cho Gao Canal linking the Tien (Anterior Mekong) and Vam Co Rivers.

It cost VND260 billion (US$12.3 million) and was part of a project to upgrade a section of National Highway No 50.

The old bridge left little space for boats to sail beneath it. —VNS


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