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Bridge proposed to be lifted to facilitate traffic

Update: June, 08/2018 - 08:00
Some 200-250 vessels pass under the Đuống Bridge in Hà Nội every day. The vessels, with a load of more than 1,000 tonnes, usually have a limited range of vision, which poses risks to traffic on the bridge as well as its construction. — Photo vov.vn
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HÀ NỘI — The Railway Projects Management Board has proposed the transport ministry to develop a project to lift Hà Nội’s Đuống Bridge to facilitate waterways traffic.

The road-and-railway bridge across Đuống River has a vertical clearance of 2.5m, but according to a circular issued by the transport ministry in 2016, the bridge’s vertical clearance must be up to 9.5m to meet increasing waterways traffic and ensure traffic safety.

A project to increase the bridge’s vertical clearance was introduced in 2008. Later, the ministry decided to merge the project with the Yên Viên-Ngọc Hồi urban railway project.

But the project has been delayed with some land clearance work still pending.

According to the Railway Projects Management Board, the vertical clearance of the bridge should be increased at the earliest and the work should be done independently.

Some 200-250 vessels pass under the Đuống Bridge every day. The vessels, with a load of more than 1,000 tonnes, usually have a limited range of vision, which poses risks to traffic on the bridge as well as its construction.

The risks are higher because of the strong and unpredictable water flow of the Đuống River in the bridge area. — VNS

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