India wants to build iconic bridges like Vietnam’s Golden Bridge

The Indian government is keen to build iconic bridges which can emerge as tourist attractions rather than being just utility structures, reports The Times of India.

The Indian government is keen to build iconic bridges which can emerge as tourist attractions rather than being just utility structures, reports The Times of India.

India wants to build iconic bridges like Vietnam’s Golden Bridge

Golden Bridge on Ba Na Peak. (Photo: Trong Dat / VNA)

“The recently opened Golden Bridge with support of two giant hands in central Vietnam is also being considered as a model for building modern design structures,” sources talked to The Times of India.

Sources said the central government is looking at options where a similar iconic structure can be built to make it a global tourist attraction. In recent years, there has been intense focus on building “beautiful bridges” with decorative lighting systems.

“There has been a huge change in approach while designing bridges and beautifying them. This will get more push in the future as the focus is is to make them look beautiful, particularly at night,” said an official, reports the newspapers on August 12.

The Cau Vang (Golden Bridge) in the central coastal city of Da Nang recently opened to visitors in recent times with two hands supporting the bridge is seen as a model to build modern design structures.

Since its opening in June this year, the bridge has attracted a throng of visitors, all eager to see a novel piece of architecture.

The walkway is 150 metres long and comprises of eight spans, each of which is lined with purple chrysanthemums. Located more than 1,400m above sea level, the bridge serves as a transit between a replica of a French village and Le Jardin D’Amour flower garden in Ba Na Hills resort. From the bridge, visitors have a panoramic view of the green mountains of Nui Chua.

The bridge took just under a year to construct, with designs by TA Landscape Architecture. It is part of a USD 2 billion development project to bring more tourists to Vietnam.

Last month, the bridge was selected as the stage for the fashion show “Dao buoc tren may” (A walk to the sky) by director Long Kan./.

Translated by Van Anh

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