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Hanoi inaugurates capital’s largest overpass

Monday, August 31, 2020, 15:33 GMT+7
Hanoi inaugurates capital’s largest overpass
An aerial view of the Nguyen Van Huyen — Hoang Quoc Viet overpass in Cau Giay District, Hanoi, August 28, 2020. Photo: Pham Tuan / Tuoi Tre

An overpass at the Hoang Quoc Viet and Nguyen Van Huyen intersection in Cau Giay District, the largest of its kind in Hanoi, opened to traffic on Friday after over ten months of construction.

Work on the overpass first began in October 2019 at a cost of VND560 billion (US$24.16 million) sourced from the city’s budget.

Measuring 278 meters long and 16 meters wide, the structure has four lanes for motorized vehicles.

Rudimentary vehicles, trucks, tractors, special-use construction vehicles, vehicles with a height exceeding 3.5 meters, and pedestrians are not allowed on the overpass.

Instead, they can take the ground-level road, which offers six mixed-vehicle lanes.

Vehicles run on the Nguyen Van Huyen — Hoang Quoc Viet overpass in Cau Giay District, Hanoi on its opening day, August 28, 2020. Photo: Pham Tuan / Tuoi Tre

Vehicles run on the Nguyen Van Huyen — Hoang Quoc Viet overpass in Cau Giay District, Hanoi on its opening day, August 28, 2020. Photo: Pham Tuan / Tuoi Tre

The building of the overpass is meant to contribute to improving the transportation network in the districts of Cau Giay, Tay Ho, and Bac Tu Liem, while reducing traffic congestion in the area.

The project’s inauguration is also part of the activities throughout the capital city to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Vietnam’s National Day, which falls on September 2.

Vehicles run on the ground-level road under the Nguyen Van Huyen — Hoang Quoc Viet overpass in Cau Giay District, Hanoi, August 28, 2020. Photo: Pham Tuan / Tuoi Tre

Vehicles run on the ground-level road under the Nguyen Van Huyen — Hoang Quoc Viet overpass in Cau Giay District, Hanoi, August 28, 2020. Photo: Pham Tuan / Tuoi Tre

Vehicles run on the ground-level road under the Nguyen Van Huyen — Hoang Quoc Viet overpass in Cau Giay District, Hanoi, August 28, 2020. Photo: Pham Tuan / Tuoi Tre

Vehicles run on the ground-level road under the Nguyen Van Huyen — Hoang Quoc Viet overpass in Cau Giay District, Hanoi, August 28, 2020. Photo: Pham Tuan / Tuoi Tre

Politburo member and Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee Vuong Dinh Hue (second right) attend the inauguration ceremony of the Nguyen Van Huyen — Hoang Quoc Viet overpass in Cau Giay District, Hanoi, August 28, 2020. Photo: Pham Tuan / Tuoi Tre

Politburo member and Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee Vuong Dinh Hue (second right) attend the inauguration ceremony of the Nguyen Van Huyen — Hoang Quoc Viet overpass in Cau Giay District, Hanoi, August 28, 2020. Photo: Pham Tuan / Tuoi Tre

Politburo member and Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee Vuong Dinh Hue (third right) attend the inauguration ceremony of the Nguyen Van Huyen — Hoang Quoc Viet overpass in Cau Giay District, Hanoi, August 28, 2020. Photo: Pham Tuan / Tuoi Tre

Politburo member and Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee Vuong Dinh Hue (third right) attend the inauguration ceremony of the Nguyen Van Huyen — Hoang Quoc Viet overpass in Cau Giay District, Hanoi, August 28, 2020. Photo: Pham Tuan / Tuoi Tre

Vehicles run on the Nguyen Van Huyen — Hoang Quoc Viet overpass in Cau Giay District, Hanoi on its opening day, August 28, 2020. Photo: Pham Tuan / Tuoi Tre

Vehicles run on the Nguyen Van Huyen — Hoang Quoc Viet overpass in Cau Giay District, Hanoi on its opening day, August 28, 2020. Photo: Pham Tuan / Tuoi Tre

Vehicles run on the Nguyen Van Huyen — Hoang Quoc Viet overpass in Cau Giay District, Hanoi on its opening day, August 28, 2020. Photo: Pham Tuan / Tuoi Tre

Vehicles run on the Nguyen Van Huyen — Hoang Quoc Viet overpass in Cau Giay District, Hanoi on its opening day, August 28, 2020. Photo: Pham Tuan / Tuoi Tre

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