Final design for Tran Hung Dao bridge, acrossing Red river

Thursday, 30/06/2022 15:52
The Tran Hung Dao's starting point will be at Tran Hung Dao-Tran Thanh Tong intersection in Hoan Kiem district, where it will extend to Nguyen Van Linh road in Long Bien district.
The final design of Tran Hung Dao bridge is a combination of an ancient and modern Hanoi. (Photo from the organiser)

The Hanoi City People's Committee decided to choose the final design for Tran Hung Dao bridge, which cross the Red river and connect three urban districts of the capital after three months of consideration.

The final design was the one that won the first prize in a design contest held by the city’s Transport Construction Investment Project Management Board and the Vietnam Association of Architects last October.

The main bridge will be 900m long with six spans. The project will have a total length of about 5.5km, connecting the districts of Hoan Kiem and Hai Ba Trung to Long Bien district on the northern bank of the Red River.

The design is a combination of ancient and modern Hanoi on the two sides of the Red River, featuring curving waves in the bridge's dome and symbolising endless connection.

When completed, the bridge is expected to reduce traffic volume for Vinh Tuy and Chuong Duong bridges, shorten travelling time from Long Bien, Van Giang (Hung Yen) to Hoan Kiem.

Earlier, the municipal People’s Committee assigned the Transport Construction Investment Project Management Board to coordinate with the Vietnam Association of Architects to open the design contest for the bridge.

There were 20 eligible entries from 12 domestic and foreign consulting and design companies. Three of them were selected to be exhibited and open for public opinion in March.

After the competition period for these bridge designs, from March 1 to March 31, Hanoi will organize an exhibition and collect public comments on the architectural plan of Tran Hung Dao bridge.

On June 21, at a meeting with voters in Hoan Kiem district, chairman of the Hanoi City People's Council Nguyen Ngoc Tuan said that the city had chosen the bridge design as the solution that won the first prize in the contest./.