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Da Nang to build new Han River bridge   2008-12-22 - Viet Nam News

Authorities of the central city of Da Nang have approved a plan to build a bridge, the fourth of its kind, over the Han River.

A design drawing of the proposed Dragon Bridge over the Han River in the city of Da Nang.

Once the bridge is completed, travellers will be able to leave Da Nang International Airport on Nguyen Van Linh Highway and cross the Han River to connect to the seaside highway of Son Tra-Dien Ngoc.

The 666-metre-long Dragon Bridge, so named because it will he built in the shape of a dragon, will have six traffic lanes which are four metres wide.

It will be separated by a six-metre-wide partition and will include two sidewalks 2.5 metres each in width.

Construction, to begin in 2009, is estimated to cost VND1,498 billion (US$88 million) under the consultation of US-based Louis Berger Group.

The Dragon Bridge will be the fourth bridge over the Han River, apart from the famous rotating Quay Bridge, Tuyen Son Bridge and Thuan Phuoc Bridge that spans the river's estuary into Son Tra Peninsula.

Two old bridges over the river will be demolished and replaced.

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