What is your first impression of Danang? To me, not only impressed by the famous tourist attractions, the tasty food but I am also more impressed by Danang’s famous bridges. Each bridge in Danang has a different meaning, a different beauty. They are excellent evidence for the development of Danang.
1/ Dragon Bridge – A unique feature of Da Nang
The bridge was designed and built in the shape of a dragon which can breathe fire and water. In Vietnamese culture, Dragon is believed to bring luck, sacredness. Dating back to the Ly Dynasty, the dragon is a significant symbol of power, nobility and good fortune.
It won the World Engineering Excellence Grand Award (EEA)
Tran Thi Ly Bridge – a must-see bridge in Danang
This is the oldest bridge across Han river. It was built in 1950 named “De Lattre de Tassigny”. After renamed the Tran Thi Ly, it was called Tri Minh The bridge.
It was designed in the shape of sails, 731 meter long, 34,5 meter wide and 145 meter high. With its suspension cables, the bridge looks like a huge sail facing towards the East Sea, sparkling especially at night.
Nguyen Van Troi Bridge – the first pedestrian bridge in Danang
The bridge was built by the US military in order to serve purpose of war in Vietnam. Now, the bridge was rebuilt, transformed into pedestrian bridge. the bridge is expected to contribute greatly to Danang tourism development.
Han River Bridge – the first swing bridge designed and built by Vietnamese
This is one of great prides of Danang people. It connects Le Duan Street on the West side with Pham Van Dong Street on the East side.
It was completed in 2002. Its unique feature is every night from 12h30 am to 1 am traffic is stopped from crossing the Song Han Bridge and it swings on its axis to allow shipping traffic to pass along the river.
Thuan Phuoc Bridge – the longest suspension bridge in Danang
With 1850 meter long (longest bridge in Vietnam), 3 continuous spans, across Han River with four lanes, it connects Nguyen Tat Thanh street with Son Tra Peninsula.With the idea of the winds heading to the oceans, it is symbol of development of Danang.
Each bridge in Danang has each own feature and beauty but all of them are pride of Danang people. The best time to visit these bridges is at night.
You can choose an apartment with a view towards these bridges with rental services at:
SHINRAI VIETNAM CO.,LTD
Add: 10F, 81 Quang Trung street, Hai Chau Ward, Danang
Tel: 0126 534 7326 (Ms. Hanh)