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DESTINATIONS Hanoi Saturday, 12 September 2015

Long Bien and Chuong Duong Bridges in Hanoi

They are the two famous bridges in Hanoi that many people would like to visit when they stay there.

Long Bien Bridge

Long Bien Bridge
Long Bien Bridge

This is the first steal bridge crossing the Red river which was built by French in the period of 1898 – 1902. It was called Doumer Bridge (named after Paul Doumer, the French governor in Indochina at that time). Now there is a sign on the bridge on which was written “1899 – 1902 – Dayde & Pille – Paris”

The sign on the bridge
The sign on the bridge

The bridge was more than 3000m of length which included 19 spans. The bridge had a railway in the middle, the besides are way for vehicles and sidewalk.

In 1956 - 1968, the American bombed 10 times which marred 7 spans and 4 pillars and in 1972, it was bombed 4 times that make 1500m of bridge and 2 big pillars were damaged.

 
Long Bien and Chuong Duong Bridges in Hanoi
This is an ideal place for young people taking pho
This is an ideal place for young people taking pho

The bridge is a historic witness of Vietnam, especially Hanoi.

 

Chuong Duong Bridge

Chuong Duong Bridge
Chuong Duong Bridge

The Chuong Duong Bridge is also crossing Red river. This is the first big bridge which was designed and executed in Vietnam and without foreigner’s assistances.

Chuong Duong Bridge
Chuong Duong Bridge

The bridge was built in 1983 with 1.230m of length and 21 spans. It was divided into 4 lanes for vehicles move on 2 sides.

Both of two bridges are the historic bridges. Each of them is in asocciation with a historic period of Hanoi as well as Vietnam.

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