Interesting bridges spanning the Red River in Hanoi

In addition to the six bridges spanning the Red River,Hanoi capital is working on its new bridges named Tran Hung Dao, Tu Lien… in order to solve the traffic problem and promote the city’s socio-economic development.
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Nhat Tan bridge

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The Nhat Tan Bridge has a total length of 9.17 kilometres, of which the suspended span is 3.9 km (the part crossing the Red River accounts for 1.5 km) and the approaching span is 5.27 km. Photo: Nhan dan.

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The bridge connects Dong Anh district with Tay Ho district, with the starting point from Phu Thuong ward, Tay Ho district to Vinh Ngoc commune, Dong Anh district. It took nearly six years to complete the bridge, from March 2009 to January 2015. Photo: Nhan dan.

Long Bien bridge

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Long Bien Bridge is the first steel bridge spanning the Red River in Hanoi, connecting Hoan Kiem and Long Bien districts, built by the French in 1898-1902. Photo: Nhan dan.

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Currently, the bridge mainly serves motorcycles, bicycles and pedestrians. Photo: Nhan dan.

Chuong Duong bridge

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In 1985-1986, Chuong Duong Bridge was put into use, becoming an important and effective intersection of the capital. The original design was estimated to accommodate 7,000 vehicles a day but now the number of vehicles has tripled. Photo: Nhan dan.

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The bridge is located at km 170 + 200 of the National Highway 1A, has a total length of 1,230 metres, consisting of 21 piers, divided into four lanes, each 5 metres wide. Photo: Nhan dan.

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Chuong Duong Bridge is the first large bridge to be built in Vietnam without foreign technical assistance.

Photo: Nhan dan.

Thanh Tri bridge

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Thanh Tri Bridge was inaugurated and opened for traffic in February 2007. This is so far the largest bridge to span the Red River. The bridge starts at the intersection of National Highway 1A in Phap Van, Thanh Tri district, and ends at National Highway 5 in Sai Dong, Gia Lam. Photo: Nhan dan.

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The bridge has a total length of over 12,000 metres, with 3,084 metres across the Red River, divided into 6 lanes, 4 of which are high-speed lanes, allowing 80kmph speed limit. Photo: Nhan dan.

Vinh Tuy bridge

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The construction of Vinh Tuy Bridge started in 2005. It took around 4 years until the bridge was officially opened for traffic on September 25, 2009, becoming one of the largest bridges in Vietnam at that time. The 19.25 metres wide bridge starts from the intersection between Tran Quang Khai - Nguyen Khoai - Minh Khai Street, ending at the intersection between Long Bien - Thach Ban Street. Photo: Nhan dan.

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The bridge’s main span is 955 metres long, while its 3 approaching spans are 1,760, 220 and 210 metres in length. The bridge was constructed with cantilever technology and has set a record for Vietnam's cantilever span length. Photo: Nhan dan.

Thang Long bridge

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Thang Long Bridge crosses the Red River, serving as the main road connecting Noi Bai International Airport with the capital city of Hanoi. Construction for this bridge began in 1974 and its inauguration was in 1985, making Thang Long a bridge with longest construction time in Hanoi. Photo: Nhan dan.

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The steel bridge is 3,250 m long, consisting of two floors, with 25 piers bearing the main section and 46 piers for the railroad and the two 3.5 metres wide rudimentary vehicles lanes. Photo: Nhan dan.

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Right in the middle of the first floor is the 11 metres wide railway for Van Dien - Bac Hong route, with 2 motorbikes and bicycles lanes on the sides. The second level of the bridge is for motor vehicles, featuring 21 metres wide concrete deck, with two separate lanes for pedestrians. Photo: Nhan dan.

The Tran Hung Dao bridge project

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The Tran Hung Dao Bridge project aims to connect the central districts with the eastern part of the city, reducing the pressure on Long Bien and Chuong Duong bridges. Photo: Nhan dan.

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Tran Hung Dao Bridge will be about 5.5km in length. The starting point of the project is at the intersection of Tran Hung Dao - Le Thanh Tong - Tran Thanh Tong - Han Thuyen - Tang Bat Ho (Hoan Kiem and Hai Ba Trung districts), while the last point is in Viet Hung ward (Long Bien district). Photo: Nhan dan.

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