|An inspection team re-examines the dismantling of Duc Bridge in southern Long An Province. — Photo dantri.com.vn
LONG AN (VNS) — The Ministry of Transport has sent an inspection team to re-examine and monitor the dismantling process of Duc Bridge in southern Long An Province.
Dang Trung Thanh, deputy head of the ministry's Department of Traffic Works and Construction Management, has said that the move is aimed at avoiding any more unexpected accidents that could occur during the dismantling work.
Earlier, a worker fell into the river and died while doing his job. On January 10, a crane weighing about 30 tonnes suddenly fell into the river. Luckily, no one was injured.
Thanh has asked the Tan An City's People's Committee to closely monitor the dismantling of the bridge. All the steps to tear down the bridge must be approved by authorised agencies. The city must prepare for measures to assure the safety of waterway and road transport and not impact the locals.
Duc Bridge, which was built during the French colonial period, is one of the ancient construction works in Tan An City with a length of more than 90 metres.
The city's People's Committee has approved the plan of building a new bridge as the current one was seriously downgraded. The investment capital for the new one is more than VND45 billion (US$2.02 million). It is 90 metres long and 10 metres wide with the same design as the current one.
The construction work is scheduled to be completed in 2017. — VNS