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Top 5 Da Nang Bridges You Shouldn't Miss 2024

January 02, 2024 - 772 views

Known as the "city of bridges," Da Nang is famous for beautifully constructed bridges that not only support economic growth but also become must-see locations among other Danang attractions, bringing in millions of tourists each year.

The lovely Han River is crossed by up to 10 bridges, however, the following list only includes the top 5 most stunning bridges in Da Nang:

1. Dragon Bridge

  • Location: Nguyen Van Linh Street, Phuoc Ninh Ward, Hai Chau District, Da Nang City
  • Width: 37.5 metres 
  • Length: 666 metres 
  • Carries: Motor vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists

Dragon Bridge’s Story

Although a fire-breathing dragon might seem like something from a fairy tale, the residents of Da Nang, Vietnam, have created the stunning Dragon Bridge to bring this mythical monster to life. The Han River-spanning bridge connects the Da Nang International Airport with the region's busiest beaches and the city center. On March 29, 2013, this magnificent work of engineering, which is fashioned like a dragon and really exhales fire, was officially opened to honor the nation's long history and the 38th anniversary of the conclusion of the Vietnam War.

The bridge's construction started in 2009. The dragon's body is a sloping steel arch that is 568 m (1,191 ft) in length and weighs more than 2,000 tons, making it the largest structure of its sort in Vietnam. Two 128 m (420 ft) side portions flank the 37.5 m (123 ft) the broad main body of the bridge. The construction has a dragon's head perched on one end and a tail on the other to give the appearance of a huge dragon soaring through the sky.

Vietnamese tradition attaches significance to the dragon as a symbol of the Ly Dynasty. The dragon is said to soar to the sea and return with good fortune. Residents are hoping that luck will continue to shine on the thriving city while a dragon soars high in their skies. And based on the media attention and public appreciation the bridge has received, it appears like they won't be let down.

Dragon Bridge of Da Nang

 

Fun Facts

The interesting thing about this bridge is that the Dragon Bridge can spit fire. Architects, designers, and the local government have created this highlight with the desire to make the bridge a reality.

The schedule for the fire-breathing of the Dragon Bridge in Da Nang will be held at 9:00 pm every Saturday, Sunday, and on major holidays to serve residents and tourists.

The fire-breathing performance will take place 2 times, each turn will include 9 times. Next is a water spray performance with 3 turns, 1 time each, using modern technology. This activity has made the Dragon Bridge impressive and becomes a famous tourist destination in Da Nang attracting a lot of tourists every year.

The Fire Breathing Of The Dragon Bridge

 

2. Han River Bridge

  • Location: An Hai Bac Precinct, Son Tra District, Da Nang City
  • Width: 13 metres 
  • Length: 488 metres 
  • Carries: Motor vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists

Han River Bridge’s Story

The Han River Bridge is Vietnam's first swing bridge. The inhabitants of Danang take tremendous delight in this. The whole population of the City worked together to build the Han River Bridge, which serves as a symbol of the City's resurgence and growing aspirations. All of the lyrical qualities of the Han River appear to be best realized fully in the windy, ventilated expanse of the Han River bridge. It not only improves transportation and the possibilities for tourists, reviving the economic prospects of a sizable region in the eastern city, but it also serves as a cultural landmark that the current residents of Danang have left behind for future generations.

Han River Bridge measures 488m long by 13m broad and has 11 spans that are each 33 m long.

Han River Bridge

 

Fun Facts

  • Every weekend at midnight (11:00 pm), with a runtime of around 15 to 20 minutes. The Song Han Bridge is closed to through traffic and swings on its axis to let river cargo traffic pass.
  • Some tourists claimed that visiting Da Nang without planning any filmmaking or photography to capture the occasion for capturing on camera was not their intention. As a result, you may experience and capture the thrilling moments of filming this bridge when you visit Da Nang.
  • Day and night, the Han River's busy banks are alive with numerous contemporary services eager to welcome visitors. Currently, boat trips on the Han River are well-liked leisure options.

 

3. Golden Bridge

  • Location: Ba Na Hills, Da Nang
  • Width: 05 metres 
  • Length: 150 metres 
  • Carries: Pedestrians

Golden Bridge’s Story

One of the primary draws of the Ba Na Hills amusement park, which is situated approximately 30 minutes outside of Da Nang, Vietnam, is the Golden Bridge, also referred to as the Golden Hand Bridge.

Don't be deceived by the appearance of the two enormous stone hands coming from the central Vietnamese highlands; they are actually brand-new wire mesh and fiberglass supports for a spectacular footbridge that debuted in June. The popular adjacent gardens are connected to a cable-car station by the Cau Vang, often known as the "Golden Bridge," which spans 3,280 feet above sea level in the Ba Na Hills. The bridge's main framework is built of timber, and the stainless steel railings have been painted to seem golden. According to TA Landscape Architecture, the Ho Chi Minh City-based company that oversaw the design of the bridge, it resembles the "huge hands of Gods" holding a golden thread. The 500-foot-long area provides plenty of room for guests to soak in the breathtaking vistas. All of this is done to increase foreign tourism to the nation.

Golden Bridge

 

You may easily see the Golden Bridge on your travel day if you're planning to visit Da Nang and Hoi An because you'll be driving between the two cities. Or you may get there in one day from either city. Plan to spend the whole day - you can’t just roll up and see the bridge and leave!.

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Fun Facts

  • The span is only 150 meters long.
  • Aerial views of the Golden Bridge to the woods and coastline of Danang City are unmatched by many other bridges in Vietnam. This famous architectural feature resembles a fantastical pedestrian promenade when viewed from a distance.
  • Despite being only recently constructed in 2018, the Danang Golden Bridge swiftly rises to prominence as one of Vietnam's top tourist destinations because of the value of its interesting art.
  • The Danang Golden Bridge is well-known and has been featured in several prestigious newspapers and travel publications worldwide, including BBC News, NBC News, CNN, The Guardian, and Street Art Globe.
  • More significantly, the bridge is honored as one of the most beautiful structures in the world on par with renowned ones like Langkawi Sky Bridge in Malaysia and Pont Alexandre III in France.

 

4. Tran Thi Ly Bridge

  • Location: Connecting Hai Chau and Son Tra District, Da Nang
  • Width: 34.5 metres 
  • Length: 731 metres 
  • Carries: Motor vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists

Tran Thi Ly Bridge’s Story

About a kilometer south of the Dragon Bridge, the Tran Thi Ly Bridge is the sixth bridge along the Han River. Construction of the bridge started in April 2009, and on March 29, 2013, it was formally opened to traffic.

The bridge is designed to resemble sails facing the East Sea by forming an upside-down capital "Y" with its suspension cables. The bridge has become a must-see attraction in Da Nang and is the perfect location for everyone who enjoys taking vacation pictures.

Tran Thi Ly Bridge

 

Fun Facts

  • The bridge is thought to represent the city's goals for future growth since it depicts sails filled with wind, which is thought to be both lovely and kind. 
  • The 145-meter-tall, backward-leaning single tower that gives the bridge its distinctive shape is a noteworthy aspect of its design.
  • The bridge bears Tran Thi Ly's name, a revolutionary activist from Vietnam who served in both the South Viet Nam Liberation Army and the Viet Nam People's Army. Miss Ly displayed her unbreakable spirit and heroic bravery during the previous two resistance battles, even while being cruelly and inhumanely tortured in the invaders' jails, and she never divulged any of Viet Nam's revolutionary plan methods to the enemy.
  • Tran Thi Ly Bridge was built to replace De Lattre Bridge which was the first bridge to cross the Han River. Because after 1955, all local works with names in French were renamed in Vietnamese.

 

5. Thuan Phuoc Bridge

  • Location: Connecting Hai Chau and Son Tra District, Da Nang
  • Width: 18 metres 
  • Length: 1858 metres 
  • Carries: Motor vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists

Thuan Phuoc Bridge’s Story

One of the most significant upgrades to Da Nang's transit system is the Thuan Phuoc Bridge. The Thuan Phuoc Bridge, which connects Da Nang's city center with the urban area of Son Tra, is the biggest suspension bridge in Vietnam with the main span of 650 meters (2,133 feet) and a total length of 1,850 meters (6,070 feet). It took six years to build the bridge. The bridge illumination had a traditional flood lighting system with low-power LED battens added when it was opened in July 2009. The bridge's owners decided in 2012 to swap out its outdated lighting system for a more robust, dynamic Color Kinetics lighting solution as part of a citywide beautification campaign.

Thuan Phuoc Bridge

 

Fun Facts

Based on the new lighting system, the Thuan Phuoc Bridge, which is already significant as a commercial route, is anticipated to grow in popularity as a tourist destination. The brilliant displays atop the bridge will also serve as a vivid backdrop for the city's annual international fireworks competition, which will help Da Nang's tourism business even more.

 

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