An overview of Vĩnh Tuy Bridge 1. — Photo news.zing.vn
HÀ NỘI — The Government has approved the construction of Vĩnh Tuy Bridge 2 spanning the Hồng (Red) River in Hà Nội with investment of more than VNĐ2.5 trillion (US$108.7 million) sourced from the city’s budget.
According to the second phase plan of Vĩnh Tuy Bridge approved by Deputy Prime Minister Trịnh Đình Dũng last week, the project aims to complete the Belt Road No 2 of the capital city and promote linkage between two banks of the river, as well as connect the city centre with the city’s north and northeast.
Construction on the reinforced concrete bridge will start this year from the intersection of Trần Quang Khải-Nguyễn Khoái-Minh Khai streets in Hai Bà Trưng District and end at the crossroads of Long Biên and Thạch Bàn streets in Long Biên District.
It will cover more than 3.5km in length and 19.25m in width with four lanes.
The second Vĩnh Tuy Bridge will have the same shape as the first one. The centre of the second bridge will be 21.25m from the centre of the current one to downstream Hồng River.
Once completed in 2022, the new bridge is expected to create favourable conditions for socio-economic development of Hai Bà Trưng, Long Biên districts and the whole city.
The Vĩnh Tuy Bridge 1 started construction in 2005 and was open to traffic in 2010 as one of the major construction projects to celebrate the 1,000th anniversary of Thăng Long-Hà Nội.
It starts from Minh Khai Street, Hai Bà Trưng District to Đàm Quang Trung Street in Long Biên.
The bridge, financed by the Hà Nội People’s Committee, had total investment capital of VNĐ3.5 trillion.
It spans over 5.8km in length, including 3.7km crossing the river. — VNS