HCMC – The Thua Thien-Hue Province People’s Committee held a groundbreaking ceremony on December 23 for the Nguyen Hoang Bridge project, the eighth and largest bridge over the Huong River, according to the local media.
Nguyen Hoang Bridge is part of the overpass project spanning the Huong River and Nguyen Hoang Street, with a total investment of over VND2,280 billion, or nearly US$100 million.
Specifically, the project’s first phase requires an estimated cost of over VND1,855 billion from the State’s and local budgets. The construction time is around three years.
The bridge project spans a total 1.67 kilometers, including a 0.59-kilometer bridge section and a 1.08-kilometer road section on Nguyen Hoang Street.
The bridge over the Huong River is designed to measure 43 meters wide, with six car lanes, two 3.5-meter motorbike lanes, and two three-meter pedestrian lanes.
The design of the bridge over the Huong River originates from the image of a crane flying to Thien Mu Pagoda with many details stemming from the Nguyen Dynasty’s architectural style.
After its completion, the bridge will help complete the traffic network, ease traffic congestion and reduce the traffic load on National Highway 1A and the roads passing through Hue City, according to Nguyen Van Phuong, chairman of the Thua Thien-Hue People’s Committee.
Moreover, it will contribute to the establishment of satellite towns and new urban areas in the west of Hue City, which facilitates the socio-economic development, tourism and service industries, as well as improve the people’s living standards.
Currently, the central province of Thua Thien-Hue has seven bridges spanning the Huong River, namely Truong Tien, Phu Xuan, Da Vien, Bach Ho, Tuan, Cho Dinh and Thao Long.