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Suoi Tien bridge girder falls onto container truck
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Suoi Tien bridge girder falls onto container truck

The Saigon Times Daily

A pedestrian bridge girder falls onto a container truck near Suoi Tien Theme Park in District 9 on November 13 - PHOTO: TNO

HCMC – A container truck collided with a girder of the pedestrian bridge near Suoi Tien Theme Park in District 9 on November 13.

The incident occurred while the vehicle, with license plate number BKS 51D-364-34, was traveling on National Highway 1 heading to the center of HCMC at 4 a.m. that day. No casualties were reported following the crash.

A representative of Hanoi Highway Investment and Construction JSC, as the investor of the project, told Tuoi Tre Online that the pedestrian bridge is under construction, adding that the girder had been put in place only a few hours before the incident.

The collision was attributed to the limited vertical clearance, where the girder was placed in a lower position than planned in the original design.

In response to the incident, a representative of a vehicle registration center in HCMC noted that the design permitted a maximum height of 4.2 meters for vehicles. He added that the vehicle involved in the accident had met this restriction.

Nguyen Thanh Nam, chief executive officer of the firm, noted on November 14 that according to the approved design, the Suoi Tien pedestrian bridge is 4.75 meters tall, in sync with other similar bridges.

Speaking of the reason for the collision, Nam stated that the competent agencies have concluded that the Suoi Tien pedestrian bridge failed to follow the design’s height requirements.

It is necessary to measure the bridge and examine supporting documents to determine why the bridge is lower than the designed height of 4.75 meters, Nam stressed.

The Suoi Tien pedestrian bridge is a subproject of the intersection project at Vietnam National University-HCMC in Thu Duc District, part of the expansion project of Hanoi Highway and National Highway 1.

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