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New bridge opens in Da Nang

Update: March, 30/2015 - 10:09
An overview of the three-level rail and road flyover, which was opened in Da Nang yesterday. The US$95 million project will help improve traffic in the city. — VNA/VNS Photo Tran Le Lam

DA NANG (VNS) — After 18-months' work, a three-level rail and road flyover was opened yesterday at Da Nang's busiest roundabout, Hue Junction, to alleviate congestion.

The VND2 trillion (US$95 million) project was built at a level crossing where 30 trains, 5,000 cars and trucks, 10,000 motorbikes and 80,000 bicycles cross path every day.

Minister of Transport Dinh La Thang said the project, which was completed on time would ease traffic and reduce the number accidents.

He told the inauguration ceremony that the flyover would become one of the city's attractions.

The bridge features designs of the Hindu Yoni (female) and Linga (male) emblems from the ancient Cham Kingdom in the central region in the 13th century.

The bridge's 65m-high main tower is designed to withstand earthquakes. It also has an earthquake alarm system. — VNS

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