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Can Tho Bridge, Can Tho

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Cần Thơ Bridge, is a cable-stayed bridge over the Hậu River, the largest distributary of the Mekong River, in the city of Cần Thơ in southern Vietnam. The bridge is 2.75 kilometres long . It has a 6-lane carriageway measuring 23 metres in width, with 4 lanes for traffic and two lanes for bicycles and motorbikes. It has a clearance of 39 metres, which allows large ships to pass underneath it. The bridge was inaugurated on April 24, 2010.
Prime Minister Phan Văn Khải launched construction of the bridge on September 25, 2004, which was scheduled to be completed in late 2008. The collapse of the partially built bridge in 2007 delayed its opening. The bridge is one of seventeen bridges planned to integrate the Mekong Delta into the road network of Vietnam by 2020. The bridge replaced the network of ferries on the National Route 1A linking Vĩnh Long Province on the east shore with Cần Thơ city on the westbank.
The construction of the bridge was supervised by the consultant group Nippon Koei-Chodai and contracted to several Japanese contractors: Taisei Corporation, Kajima Construction and Nippon Steel. Capital for the project was funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency with official development assistance loan from the Japan Bank of International Cooperation and the Vietnamese government. Cần Thơ Bridge is insured by the Petrolimex Joint Stock Insurance Company and PetroVietnam Insurance Company for 3.2 trillion Vietnamese đồng (200 million U.S. dollars).
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  • This is a heavy traffic bridge, measuring 2.7 Km, over the Hau River, and should not be confused with the Ninh Kieu Pedestrian bridge over the Cai Khe Canal ( Cau di bo Ben Ninh Kieu) which is at one....  more »
  • This bridge both day and night dominates the landscape of the city of Can Tho. It is brightly lighted at night and announces you have arrived in the city with signage.  more »
  • We stoped using ferry to go across the river since 2010. Thanks to those 55 workers who lost their lives while building this amazing construction! You can see the whole city center of Can Tho city from the bridge, this view is magnificent. But you should not stop here for watching the landscape. It is too dangerous as many scooters stop here.
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