Hàn Bridge is opened for traffic on January 1. — VNA/VNS Photo
Viet Nam News
HẢI PHÒNG — Two new bridges, Đăng and Hàn, across the Thái Bình River, were officially opened for traffic on January 1.
The bridges link the communes of Hòa Bình and Tam Đa of Vĩnh Bảo District with Kiến Thiết Commune of Tiên Lãng District in Hải Phòng City.
The two bridges replaced the previous two pontoon bridges in the area.
Hàn Bridge is 256m long and Đăng Bridge is 252m long, and were capitalised using VNĐ340 billion (US$15 million) from the city’s budget.
The construction was completed after eight months.
The two bridges will help enhance the socio-economic development and national defence and security for the southern part of Hải Phòng City.
The bridges will also contribute to reducing traffic on National Highway 10 and to promoting tourism in the area.
Đăng and Hàn pontoon bridges were built in the 1980s and the 1990s, respectively.
The floating bridges were seriously damaged. Building concrete bridges to replace the floating ones were necessary, said city’s officials. — VNS