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Temporary vehicle ban on Han River Bridge in Da Nang for maintenance

Temporary vehicle ban on Han River Bridge in Da Nang for maintenance

Monday, August 15, 2022, 12:43 GMT+7
Temporary vehicle ban on Han River Bridge in Da Nang for maintenance
A fleet of sailing ships that travel around the world is pictured in this photo with the Han River Bridge spotted on the right in Da Nang City, Vietnam. Photo: Truong Trung / Tuoi Tre

Da Nang authorities announced on Sunday that the Han River Bridge will be closed to all types of vehicles at night for 15 days to complete routine maintenance. 

People are advised to make detours via the Thuan Phuoc and Dragon Bridges to travel between Hai Chau and Son Tra Districts during the closures, which will take place between 11:00 pm and 5:00 am every day, except Fridays through Sundays.

The municipal Department of Transport joined forces with the city’s Management Board of Transport Infrastructure Construction and Maintenance Projects to ensure traffic safety during the 15-day suspension.

Inaugurated in 2000, the Han River Bridge is the first cable-stayed swing bridge in Vietnam and an iconic structure in Da Nang.

The bridge is 487.7 meters long and 12.9 meters wide, including 11 spans connecting two central roads between Hai Chau and Son Tra Districts.

It was built at a cost of more than VND100 billion (US$4.27 million) from many sources, including huge contributions from millions of organizations and individuals.

In the middle of the night, traffic is stopped from crossing the bridge as it swings on its axis to allow shipping traffic to pass along the Han River. 

After 22 years of use, the unique swing bridge needs to be regularly maintained and repaired.

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Bao Anh - Truong Trung / Tuoi Tre News

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