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Hue’s iconic bridge gets big-ticket makeover

Friday, April 19, 2019, 17:54 GMT+7
Hue’s iconic bridge gets big-ticket makeover
Truong Tien Bridge is seen at night in Hue, central Vietnam. Photo: Nhat Linh / Tuoi Tre

Administrators in the central Vietnamese city of Hue have spent a big amount of money replacing the 20-year-old lighting system on its symbolic Truong Tien Bridge with a modern one.

The old bulbs installed along the bridge in 2001 have been replaced with a new system using Italy’s latest LED lighting technology, the Hue administration said on Thursday.

Running along both sides of the bridge, the new system, worth some VND10 billion (US$430,700), consists of more than 200 bulbs of seven colors that change constantly within minutes.

The installation, conducted by the Hue Urban Environment and Public Works Co. under the supervision of Italian experts, was meant to give the 120-year-old bridge a magnificent new look, according to the municipal administration.

A close-up view of Truong Tien Bridge at night in Hue, central Vietnam. Photo: Nhat Linh / Tuoi Tre

A close-up view of Truong Tien Bridge at night in Hue, central Vietnam. Photo: Nhat Linh / Tuoi Tre

Locals and tourists in Hue can now enjoy a spectacular view of the city’s iconic bridge covered in colorful lights from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm every night.

Truong Tien Bridge, which connects both banks of Huong (Perfume) River and is one of the city’s landmarks, was built in 1899 and observed the ups and downs of Vietnam’s ancient capital city throughout its century-long history.

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