Han River Bridge not only facilitates transportation and economic development but also highlights the culture and tourism potential of the city. Coming to the first swing bridge in Vietnam, you can both admire the unique architecture and immerse in atmospheric space in Da Nang.
Officially established in 2000, Han River Bridge, the first swing one in Vietnam, has marked the development of Da Nang city. As a great pride of Da Nang residents, Han River Bridge is a symbol of the new vitality and contribution of the locals. It connects two main roads including Le Duan Street on the West and Pham Van Dong Street on the East bank of Han River.
The architecture of Han River Bridge
Han River Bridge is a representative structure designed by Vietnamese architects and constructed with the help of the locals. Made mainly from steel and concrete, Han River Bridge stretches 487.7 meters long, consisting of 11 spans with 2 spans of 122-meter-long stay cables. Featuring the minimalist style, Han River Bridge is a complex work of modern technology and even named as a Work of typical quality between the years 2001 and 2005.
Han River Bridge is gorgeous at night
What makes Han River Bridge unique
Well-known for being the first swing bridge in Vietnam, Han River Bridge attracts a lot of curious tourists to witness the rotation at midnight. This movement somehow represents the revonation and dynamic of Da Nang city.
On weekdays, at 1:00 am, you will see the center of the bridge rotating 90 degrees around the axis and remaining along the river flow to open the way for large ships to pass through. At around 3:30 am, the bridge eventually returns to the initial position.
At the weekend, the rotation of the Han River Bridge happens earlier at 11:00 pm with a duration of 15 - 20 minutes. During this time, traffic is temporarily stopped and vehicles are unable to cross the Han River Bridge.
Han River Bridge is the first swing bridge in Vietnam
What to expect at Han River Bridge
Apart from the rotation at midnight, Han River Bridge is a favorite spot to take photographs and filming moments in Da Nang. At day, you can move around the bridge frequently because it is a major transportation hub connecting two sides of the Han River. At night, you can enjoy the bustling nightlife on the banks and contemplate the sparkling bridge. There is an abundance of cafés, restaurants, and bars in the surroundings for visitors.
Many viewpoints around Han River Bridge
Also, you can take a boat cruising along the Han River for recreational services. You can both witness the exciting riverbanks and admire the beauty of the other bridges crossing the Han River.
How to get to Han River Bridge?
From Da Nang
Located in the city center, Han River Bridge is easily reached by bike, car, taxi, and cyclo. From Han Market, you can go straight on Bach Dang Street and turn left at Indovina Bank - Da Nang Branch. After turning right on Tran Phu Street, you will see the bridge on Le Duan Street.
From Hoi An
Head for An Bang Highway and keep riding about 20 km, you will see Pham Van Dong Street on your left hand. Han River Bridge is at the end of Pham Van Dong Street.