4 Incredible Bridges in Da Nang

The bridges on the Han River include Dragon Bridge, Tran Thi Ly and Thuan Phuoc, each with a unique look, bringing the modern and impressive beauty of a vibrant city.
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4 Incredible Bridges in Da Nang
Han River Bridge. Photo: VnExpress

The Han River flows through Da Nang and empties into the sea at Da Nang Bay dividing the city into east and west banks. The east bank is Son Tra and Ngu Hanh Son districts bordering the sea. The west bank is Hai Chau, Thanh Khe and Cam Le districts. The river is the meaningful landscape axis of the city. There, the bridges over the river not only play the role of ferrying traffic, but also provide an urban highlight. The bridges are the Han River Bridge, Dragon Bridge, Tran Thi Ly and Thuan Phuoc, each with a unique look, bringing the modern and impressive beauty of a vibrant city.

Han River Bridge

The Han River Bridge (also known as the Han River Swing Bridge) is located in the city center and is a symbolic work of Da Nang. The bridge marks a period of strong development and integration of Da Nang, with the mission to pave the way for bridges across the Han River in the 21st century, connecting the east and west banks. The Han River Bridge was started in 1998 and completed in 2000. This is the first turning bridge designed and constructed by Vietnamese engineers and workers, and the only one in Vietnam today.

4 Incredible Bridges in Da Nang
Han River Bridge. Photo: VnExpress

The Han River Bridge has a length of 487.7 meters and a width of 12.9 meters with 11 spans including two cable-stayed spans. The bridge section located on the pier in the middle of the river can rotate 90 degrees parallel to the flow direction for large ships to pass. The project is also a symbol of the combination and consensus between the government and the people, built by the people of Da Nang. Han River Bridge is part of the logo image of Da Nang city and is also present on the street name sign of Da Nang.

Thuan Phuoc Bridge

Thuan Phuoc Bridge is located in the north, empties into Da Nang Bay, connecting Hai Chau district on the west bank with Son Tra district on the east bank. Work on the bridge started in 2003 and finished in 2009. This is the longest suspension bridge in Vietnam. The bridge has a length of 1,856 meters, a width of 18 meters, with two abutments at both ends of the bridge and two towers that hang cables plugged into the river bed.

4 Incredible Bridges in Da Nang
Thuan Phuoc Bridge. Photo: VnExpress

Thuan Phuoc Bridge allows large ships to pass easily. The bridge construction process faced many difficulties due to complex natural, geological and topographical conditions. But with the efforts of officials and workers, the bridge was completed as designed, albeit slower than planned. The architecture of Thuan Phuoc bridge is slender and graceful, creating a poetic scene at the mouth of the sea and Son Tra peninsula.

4 Incredible Bridges in Da Nang
Thuan Phuoc Bridge. Photo: VnExpress

Dragon Bridge

Dragon Bridge is located in the south of Han River Bridge, about 1.5 kilometers from Han River Bridge. This is a bridge with special architecture. The entire bridge structure simulates a dragon bending out to the sea. This design is the result of a bridge architecture competition with 17 entries from many countries around the world.

Dragon Bridge was started in 2009 and completed in 2013. The bridge has a reinforced concrete structure combined with steel structure 666.5 meters long, 37.5 meters wide and divided into five sections. In which the main section. is 200 meters long, the two side sections are 128 meters long, the dragon's head section. is 72 meters long, and the dragon's tail section. is 64.15 meters long.

4 Incredible Bridges in Da Nang
Dragon Bridge. Photo: VnExpress

The dragon sculpture part was made by sculptor Pham Van Hang, a Da Nang native. The dragon's head is designed with an electromechanical system that allows the dragon to spray water and fire. This is done on weekends to attract tourists. Dragon Bridge is rated as one of the most unique bridges in the world by many specialized transport and tourism magazines.

4 Incredible Bridges in Da Nang
Dragon Bridge. Photo: VnExpress

Tran Thi Ly Bridge

Tran Thi Ly Bridge is named after a heroine in Quang Nam during the resistance war against the United States. The bridge is located to the south of Dragon Bridge, about 1.5 kilometers from Dragon Bridge. Previously, there was an old bridge with the same name, but it was replaced by a new bridge today. Tran Thi Ly Bridge has almost the same construction period as the Dragon Bridge, starting in 2009 and being inaugurated March 29, 2013.

The bridge has a cable-stayed structure but is unique in that it has only 1 pier, and is a 12-degree inclined pillar (to the west). The bridge is 731 meters long, 35.5 meters wide, divided into 12 spans, of which the cable-stayed span is 230 meters long. The cable-stayed pillar is made of reinforced concrete material 145 meters high, and inside there is an elevator and an observation deck at the top.

4 Incredible Bridges in Da Nang
Tran Thi Ly Bridge. Photo: VnExpress
4 Incredible Bridges in Da Nang
Tran Thi Ly Bridge. Photo: VnExpress

The unique structure of Tran Thi Ly Bridge has created several records. Pillars weigh 3.2 tons and bearing capacity for the world's largest pier tower today (bear up to 32,000 tons); as well as the largest single-plane wire structure in Southeast Asia (34.5 meters wide). The architecture of Tran Thi Ly bridge is soft and feminine like the name of the bridge; from a distance, the cable-stayed system and the bridge body evoke the image of a boat with crimson sails.

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