A Wooden Relic: Stepping onto Central Quang Nam's Bamboo Bridge

The bamboo bridge in Cam Dong village has been a good childhood memory for generations of locals
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A Wooden Relic: Stepping onto Central Quang Nam's Bamboo Bridge
Photo: Thoi Dai

The bridge crossing Vinh Dien river in Cam Dong village, Dien Ban town, is the only bamboo bridge left in the area. It connects Cam Dong with Go Dinh alluvial ground, the key agricultural farming area of local farmers.

Cam Dong bamboo bridge, comprised of over 100 old bamboo trees, is nearly one meter wide and 120 meters long. It has a handrail on one side and is pretty high above river water.

A Wooden Relic: Stepping onto Central Quang Nam's Bamboo Bridge
Photo: Thoi Dai
A Wooden Relic: Stepping onto Central Quang Nam's Bamboo Bridge
Photo: Thoi Dai

The bridge has reportedly been broken and re-erected many times during the powerful rainy season.

“Local people have spent thousands of dollars erecting bamboo bridges in the past ten years. Due to weather impacts, the bridge has fallen apart I don’t know how many times,” said Duong Huan, head of Cam Dong village. “We used to re-build the bamboo bridge four, or five times in a year.”

Commuters said even though it’s unsteady, the bamboo bridge saves time and is more convenient than ferry, therefore they keep re-erecting every time it was washed away by floodwater.

A Wooden Relic: Stepping onto Central Quang Nam's Bamboo Bridge
Photo: Thoi Dai
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Photo: Thoi Dai
A Wooden Relic: Stepping onto Central Quang Nam's Bamboo Bridge
Photo: Thoi Dai

Cam Dong bamboo bridge has witnessed the hard-working farmers doing their daily tasks, the kind passer-by helping other to carry heavy backpack. It has become the fond childhood memories of many villagers. No matter how far they travel, the sight of the splendid, summer sky from the bamboo bridge stays with them.

The rustic, unspoiled beauty of Cam Dong bamboo bridge amid the peaceful countryside scene has previously attracted both domestic and international tourists. The sunrise and sunset at the bridge makes Instagramable background for many photo lovers.

A Wooden Relic: Stepping onto Central Quang Nam's Bamboo Bridge
Photo: Thoi Dai
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