|The last two spans of Nhị Thiên Đường No. 1 Bridge were connected on Tuesday (September 5). Construction on the bridge is nearly complete, with an expected opening date to traffic on October 15. – Photo sggp.org.vn|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY – The last two spans of Nhị Thiên Đường Bridge No. 1 in HCM City’s District 8 were connected on Tuesday (Sept 5), with an expected opening date scheduled for October 15.
Nearly 90 per cent of the construction of the bridge, 161 metres long and 12 metres wide, has been completed.
The project cost over VNĐ163 billion (US$7.2 million) from city funds, including the construction of connecting roads to Tùng Thiện Vương Street and National Highway No. 50.
Nhị Thiên Đường Bridge No. 1 and Nhị Thiên Đường Bridge No. 2 make up one of the city’s main traffic junctions, which connects to other urban areas via National Highway No. 50.
Begun in January, the project is carried out by the city’s Urban Transport Management Authority No. 4 under the city’s Department of Transpor. – VNS