Viet Nam News
The final segments of the Cao Lãnh Bridge in the Mekong Delta province of Đồng Tháp were joined at a ceremony held by the Cửu Long Corporation For Investment, Development and Project Management of Infrastructure (Cửu Long CIPM) yesterday.
The 2,000-metre long bridge, spanning the Tiền River and linking Cao Lãnh City and Lấp Vò District, is located about 0.8 kilometres from the Cao Lãnh ferry terminal and about 35 kilometres from Mỹ Thuận Bridge, which connects Tiền Giang and Vĩnh Long provinces.
It is a 24.5 metre wide cable-stayed bridge which sits 37.5 metres above the Tiền River. With investment of over VNĐ3 trillion (US$132 million) sourced from Australia’s non-refundable aid, the Asia Development Bank and Việt Nam’s counterpart fund, the bridge is designed to have four lanes for motorised vehicles and two others for non-motorised ones. — VNA/VNS Photo Văn Trí