Thuận Phước Bridge

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Thuận Phước Bridge

Cầu Thuận Phước
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Coordinates 16°05′N108°13′E / 16.09°N 108.22°E / 16.09; 108.22 Coordinates: 16°05′N108°13′E / 16.09°N 108.22°E / 16.09; 108.22
CarriesMotor vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists
Crosses Han River
Locale Da Nang, Vietnam
Characteristics
Design Suspension bridge
MaterialConcrete
Total length1,850 metres (6,070 ft)
Width18 metres (59 ft)
Height80 metres (260 ft)
Longest span405 metres (1,329 ft)
Piers in water2
History
Construction start2003
Opened19 July 2009

The Thuận Phước Bridge (Vietnamese : Cầu Thuận Phước) is a suspension bridge that crosses the lower Han River at Da Nang, Vietnam.

Vietnamese language official and national language of Vietnam

Vietnamese is an Austroasiatic language that originated in Vietnam, where it is the national and official language. Spoken natively by an estimated 76 million people, it is the native language of the Vietnamese (Kinh) people, as well as a first or second language for the many ethnic minorities of Vietnam. As a result of Vietnamese emigration and cultural influence, Vietnamese speakers are found throughout the world, notably in East and Southeast Asia, North America, Australia and Western Europe. Vietnamese has also been officially recognized as a minority language in the Czech Republic.

Suspension bridge type of bridge

A suspension bridge is a type of bridge in which the deck is hung below suspension cables on vertical suspenders. The first modern examples of this type of bridge were built in the early 1800s. Simple suspension bridges, which lack vertical suspenders, have a long history in many mountainous parts of the world.

Da Nang Municipality in Vietnam

Da Nang is a class-1 municipality and the fifth largest city in Vietnam in terms of population. On the coast of the East Sea at the mouth of the Han River, it is one of Vietnam's most important port cities. As one of the country's five direct-controlled municipalities, it is under the administration of the central government.

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The four-lane, three-span, bridge is 1,850 meters long and 18 meters wide, [1] and has a main span of 405 meters. Its two major pillars are 80m in height. It is the longest suspension bridge in Vietnam, with total investment of nearly 1 trillion dong. [1] The bridge was built with an estimated cost of VND 650 billion (about 42 million US dollars). Consulting firms from China, Cuba and Canada provided assistance.

The construction of the bridge, which began in 2003, was completed on 19 July 2009 when the Prime Minister of Vietnam Nguyen Tan Dung and many high-ranking government officials attended the inauguration ceremony. [1]

Prime Minister of Vietnam Head of Government of Vietnam

The Prime Minister of Vietnam, officially styled Prime Minister of the Government of the Socialist Republic, is the head of government of Vietnam who presides over the meetings of the Central Government. The prime minister directs the work of government members, and may propose deputy prime ministers to the National Assembly.

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References

  1. 1 2 3 "Vietnam's longest suspension bridge inaugurated". Danang Investment Promotion Center. 2009-07-23. Archived from the original on 2010-03-04. Retrieved 2010-02-19.

Coordinates: 16°05′31″N108°13′19″E / 16.0919°N 108.222°E / 16.0919; 108.222

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