Thuận Phước Bridge
Cầu Thuận Phước
|Carries||Motor vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists|
|Locale||Da Nang, Vietnam|
|Total length||1,850 metres (6,070 ft)|
|Width||18 metres (59 ft)|
|Height||80 metres (260 ft)|
|Longest span||405 metres (1,329 ft)|
|Piers in water||2|
|Opened||19 July 2009|
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