Tran Thi Ly Bridge (Danang)

Tran Thi Ly Bridge

For a long time, Danang was not only known as a livable and splendid coastal city but also famous for its cultural-style bridge. And Tran Thi Ly Bridge is one of the bridges symbolizing that. This bridge has a design like a sail stretching to catch the wind, becoming an ideal stop to admire the scenery of the Han River.

Construct

– Investor: Da Nang City People’s Committee
– Representative of the Investor: Project Management Board of Public Transport Construction Investment Project
– Design Consultant: WSP Finland
– Supervision Consulting Unit: ALAI-DCCD Consulting Joint Venture and ECC Construction and Construction Joint Stock Company
– Construction unit: CIENCO 1 – VSL Vietnam Company – Joint Stock Company TVTK Large Bridge – Tunnel (deploying construction drawings)
– Total investment: 497.7 billion VND (finally 1,700 billion VND)
– Capital source: Budget capital
– Commencement: April 2009
– Inaugurated: 2013

Tran Thi Ly Bridge – the first cable-stayed bridge in Vietnam

Tran Thi Ly Bridge started construction in 2009, was inaugurated, and put into operation in 2013, with a length of more than 700m connecting the two banks of the Han River.

Tran Thi Ly Bridge
Tran Thi Ly Bridge

Tran Thi Ly Bridge was originally a railway bridge, during the French colonial period, the bridge was called De Lattre de Tassigny, then renamed Trinh Minh The bridge. After 1975, the bridge name was changed according to the revolutionary activist Tran Thi Ly, who had an indomitable spirit, and admirable bravery in the two resistance wars against the French and the Americans to save the country.

Record

According to analysis, the pillars of the bridge weighed  3.2 tons with a bearing capacity for the pier up to 32,000 tons – the largest in the world today (the old record belonged to a bridge in China with a bearing of 17,800 tons).

In addition, the single-plane rope structure of the bridge is 34.5 meters wide which is the largest in Southeast Asia.

Design

Possessing a European-style design and architecture, Tran Thi Ly Bridge is a unique break between a vibrant and bustling Da Nang city. With this kind of design, The bridge always has its impressive highlight and an unmistakable difference from the rest of the city’s bridges. The bridge uses a 3-way cable-stayed system with inclined cable-stayed pillars to create a fancy bridge shape combined with a leaning tower up to 145 m above sea level. The bridge resembles the image of a sail stretching the wind from the Han River to the East Sea. It totally shows all the aspiration to raise the people of Da Nang city. Thanks to this extremely creative design,  they have created a unique artistic architecture for the bridge.

With a soft and elegant beauty, adding a little bit of femininity but no less unique and modern, Tran Thi Ly Bridge has become an attractive attraction for many tourists to admire and sightseeing as well as take photos to save many memorable memories whenever visitors have the opportunity to travel to Da Nang. And more than an architectural work to beautify the city, Tran Thi Ly Bridge is also the pride of the Da Nang people for their enthusiastic and creative hard work.

Tran Thi Ly Bridge – The charm is interspersed with tenderness when the night falls

At night, Tran Thi Ly Bridge becomes more and more impressive and beautiful, shimmering in the sky with a modern equipped lighting system. The bright lights radiating from the bridge spread in the shadow of the immense Han River, making many tourists “stop” and bewilderedly watch. From here, it is great to zoom out to see the young city of Da Nang at night as well as immerse yourself in the cool breeze in an extremely refreshing and airy space

Tran Thi Ly Bridge – The place that leaves the deepest impression in the hearts of every visitor when coming to Da Nang

From the Tran Thi Ly overpass in Da Nang, visitors can fully enjoy the poetic beauty of the Han River with its bustling banks. This is also an ideal place for you to admire other unique architectural works of the city such as the Han River Bridge, Dragon Bridge, and Love Bridge.You will be spoiled for free in front of the windy scenery, both poetic and lyrical but also modern and personal.

The evening is the time when the two banks of the Han River are lit up by street lights and splendid lights from high-rise buildings, restaurants, and signs. Tran Thi Ly Bridge Da Nang is a great place for you to immerse yourself in this colorful shimmering party.

You will be excited by the vibrant, modern nightlife scene on both sides of the Han River with shops, people exercising, dancing, and bustling street music activities.

Tran Thi Ly Bridge – Typical culinary paradise in Da Nang

Honestly, Da Nang is famous for its many snack areas with bold flavors and living styles of the people here, and the snack area at the foot of the Tran Thi Ly bridge is a symbolic place for that.

This snack street has more than 20 stalls, each stall has the same decoration and layout, the menu is the same and the taste is not much different. The menu is quite diverse because there are many dishes. : salted yogurt, sucked snails, ram rolls, mixed jackfruit, chilled jackfruit, mixed rice paper, sandwiched rice paper, dried beef, cheese sticks, fried fish balls, mango toad, and guava pickles…Each dish not only has an eye-catching decoration but also has a delicious flavor that can’t be described in the word. The bustling street starts from 3 pm to 11 pm every day. This is considered an ideal place for us to meet friends and enjoy the food as well as recharge our batteries after a hard-working day. This place will help us dispel all fatigue and easily immerse ourselves in the inherent bustle of the city. It’s great if you can choose the right time and place to experience it here.

From my point of view, I am really keen on Tran Thi Ly Bridge and I had walked around a lot of times during my higher education. I have to say that it is a great place to visit at least once a time when you have an opportunity to visit Da Nang City.

Link: https://danangprivatecar.com/tours/danang-highlight-half-day-tour/

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