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Da Nang steps up action to boost night-time tourism at oldest bridge over Han River

Da Nang steps up action to boost night-time tourism at oldest bridge over Han River

Friday, December 08, 2023, 18:17 GMT+7
Da Nang steps up action to boost night-time tourism at oldest bridge over Han River
Nguyen Van Troi Bridge ended its traffic service in March 2013 to become a pedestrian bridge. Photo: Ho Ngoc Hung / Tuoi Tre

The People's Committee of Da Nang City in central Vietnam has approved a plan to pilot cultural, entertainment, and tourism activities over Nguyen Van Troi Bridge, the oldest bridge connecting both banks of the Han River, to spur the night-time economy.

The pilot plan for the city’s historic bridge is meant to diversify its tourism products and form a unique feature on the Han River.

Da Nang City will start to roll out various tourism services on the bridge and at nearby parks during the first stage of the plan from the first quarter of 2024.

The city will install lighting systems at the park east of the foot of the Nguyen Van Troi Bridge and on the bridge, while building some appealing flowery points for photoshoots at the parks near the bridge.

Photo exhibitions will be held on the ancient bridge or nearby parks quarterly and during national holidays.

The city is looking to organize music performances focusing on traditional, ethnic, and folk music at night on weekends to enthrall dwellers and tourists.

Book-reading and beer festivals can be launched at the parks near the bridge, while fast-food and beverage services will be made available in its surrounding areas to lure revelers.

Nguyen Van Troi Bridge (right) pictured before the country’s reunification day on April 30 1975. Photo: Archives

Nguyen Van Troi Bridge (right) is shown before Vietnam’s Reunification Day on April 30 1975. Photo: Archives

Built in 1951 by U.S. contractor RMK, Nguyen Van Troi Bridge is over 500 meters long with 13 spans.

According to Da Nang Bridge and Road JSC, a decade back, when the city administration decided to retain the bridge and turn it into a footbridge, the municipal Department of Transport conducted repair and upgrade work.

One of its spans had vertical clearance lifted for three meters to facilitate the passing of passenger ships.

Nguyen Van Troi Bridge (right) near Tran Thi Ly Bridge, one of the iconic bridges in Da Nang City. Photo: Truong Trung / Tuoi Tre

Nguyen Van Troi Bridge (right) near Tran Thi Ly Bridge, one of the iconic bridges in Da Nang City, central Vietnam. Photo: Truong Trung / Tuoi Tre

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