Hanoi authorities have approved the feasibility study for a VND2.5-trillion (USD107 million) bridge project which is scheduled to be started in autumn.
Vinh Tuy 2 Bridge, which will run parallel to the current Vinh Tuy Bridge, would have a total length of over 3.4km, including belt roads. It will measure 19.25m in width, which can accommodate four lanes of vehicles.
Vinh Tuy 2 Bridge will be 21.25m from the centre of the current bridge downstream on the Red River.
The reinforced concrete bridge will connect the intersection of Nguyen Khoai and Minh Khai streets in Hai Ba Trung District and the crossroads of Long Bien and Thach Ban streets in Long Bien District.
The project is expected to have a total investment of VND2.5 trillion from the city’s budget and is slated for completion in 2022.
The new bridge is aimed to complete the entirety of Hanoi’s Belt Road 2, enhancing circulation between the two sides of the Red River, meeting increasing transport demand between the city centre and the north and northeast areas of the city.
The existing Vinh Tuy Bridge started construction in 2005 and was open to traffic in 2010 as one of the major construction projects to celebrate the 1,000th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi.
It starts from Minh Khai Street, Hai Ba Trung District to Dam Quang Trung Street in Long Bien.
The bridge, financed by the Hanoi People’s Committee, had total investment of VND3.5 trillion, running across the Red River.
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