HA NOI (VNS) — Ha Noi's People's Committee has decided to build a new railway bridge spanning the Hong (Red) River, just 75m upstream from the existing Long Bien Bridge.
The new bridge, a part of the on-going Yen Vien-Ngoc Hoi urban railway project, is expected to reduce traffic congestion of the Long Bien Bridge.
The national railway route running across Long Bien Bridge will be shifted to the new bridge when it is completed.
The People's Committee has carefully considered the affects on the Old Quarter's traditional architecture, culture and economic development, as well as the historic Long Bien Bridge.
In addition, authorities have conducted workshops on the construction of the bridge with the general public and experts, including the Ministry of Construction and the Ministry of Transport.
A report released by the People's Committee said this option was the best choice as it would require minimal land clearance and not have a negative affect on the Old Quarter or Long Bien Bridge. — VNS