The most well-known and distinctive bridges in Vietnam

The many-year-old bridges, featuring distinctive architecture, usually getting Vietnamese records - attract a large number of tourists to go sightseeing.

Travelling to Vietnam, you should visit the following bridges once to understand why bridges can completely become best places to visit in Vietnam.

1. Long Bien Bridge in Hanoi - capital of Vietnam

Long Bien Bridge, Hanoi – the first steel bridge connecting two river banks of Red River still stands imposingly in Hanoi Capital - Photo: Internet

Long Bien Bridge, Hanoi - the first steel bridge connecting two river banks of Red River still stands imposingly in Hanoi Capital - Photo: Internet

Long Bien Bridge is a steel bridge that is oldest in Hanoi - capital of Vietnam.

The bridge spans Red River - linking Hoan Kiem District and Long Bien District. The main bridge spanning Red River is 1.682m long, the connecting path of the bridge is 896 m, with a central single railway in the center of the bridge, both sides are pathways for pedestrians and bikes.

In the early 20th century, Long Bien Bridge is one of four largest bridges in the world, being the most giant steel bridge in Indochina Peninsula.  

Long Bien Bridge is a pride of people in Hanoi.

2. Vinh Thinh Bridge in Hanoi - capital of Vietnam

Vinh Thinh Bridge officially becomes the longest river-spanning (Red River) bridge in Vietnam - Photo: Internet

Vinh Thinh Bridge officially becomes the longest river-spanning (Red River) bridge in Vietnam - Photo: Internet

Vinh Thinh Bridge is very durable, 5.5km long, across Red River. This is the longest river-spanning bridge in Vietnam.

Vinh Thinh Bridge plays an integral role to economic - cultural development of Hanoi Capital.

3. Cau Rong (Dragon) Bridge in Da Nang City - Middle of Vietnam

Cau Rong (Dragon) Bridge, Da Nang City becomes one of the most spectacular and impressive in the planet - Photo: Internet

Cau Rong (Dragon) Bridge, Da Nang City becomes one of the most spectacular and impressive in the planet - Photo: Internet

Cau Rong (Dragon) Bridge is 666.6m long, being considered as a bridge featuring unique architecture with the shape of a dragon flying towards the East Sea. The dragon’s head turns upward, its body is undulating, featuring the colorful LED lights’ system. Especially, the dragon’s head can breathe fire and water every Saturday and Sunday night at 9.pm or in some big holidays.

Cau Rong (Dragon) Bridge is expected to become a remarkable architecture in Da Nang City.

4. Thuan Phuoc Bridge in Da Nang City - Middle of Vietnam

Thuan Phuoc Bridge is the longest cable-stayed bridge in Vietnam  - Photo: Internet

Thuan Phuoc Bridge is the longest cable-stayed bridge in Vietnam - Photo: Internet

Thuan Phuoc Bridge is 1856m long, being the most modern and longest cable-stayed bridge in Vietnam.

At night, Thuan Phuoc Bridge becomes bright. The idea of light’s design symbolizes wings of bird reaching out the broad ocean, indicating the willing and desirable development of people in Da Nang.  

5. Thi Nai Bridge in Binh Dinh Province - Middle of Vietnam

Thi Nai Bridge is the longest sea-stunning bridge in Vietnam, linking Quy Nhon City to Phuong Mai Puninsula - Photo: Internet

Thi Nai Bridge is the longest sea-stunning bridge in Vietnam, linking Quy Nhon City to Phuong Mai Puninsula - Photo: Internet

Thi Nai Bridge or Nhon Hoi Bridge is the longest sea-stunning bridge in Vietnam (nearly 7km), being located at magnificent scenery with mountains and rivers.

The bridge plays an important role to the economic development of Binh Dinh Province, being a tourist attraction which attracts a large number of visitors.

6. Han River Bridge - Da Nang City - Middle of Vietnam

 Han River Bridge is always the first choice for tourist to stand at the river bank and wait for the bridge’s swinging moment - Photo: Internet

Han River Bridge is always the first choice for tourist to stand at the river bank and wait for the bridge’s swinging moment - Photo: Internet

Han River Bridge is the first and unique swing bridge in Vietnam with totally 487,7m in length. Han River Bridge is one of bridges spanning Han River in Da Nang City.

Particularly, every day at about 1.am, the center of the bridge swings 90 degrees on its axis, lying with the flow of Han River in order to allow shipping traffic to pass along the river. At about 4.am in the morning, the bridge will return to its position. Time for swinging often takes 15 to 20 minutes.  
Many tourists are very interested in standing at the river bank and waiting for the bridge’s swinging moment.

5. Can Tho Bridge - Can Tho City and Vinh Long Province - Western of Vietnam

Can Tho Bridge, Can Tho City is the longest main span bridge in Southeast Asia - Photo: Internet

Can Tho Bridge, Can Tho City is the longest main span bridge in Southeast Asia - Photo: Internet

Can Tho Bridge is the longest main span bridge in Vietnam and Southeast Asia, ranking 10th in the world. Can Tho Bridge is across Hau River, connecting Can Tho City and Vinh Long Province.  

The bridge is totally 15,85km long, saving time travelling between districts in the Western of Vietnam.

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