VGP - The Ha Noi Municipal People’s Committee has just issued Decision No.2673, approving the feasibility study report on the construction of the second phase of Vinh Tuy Bridge in 2020.
The project aims to complete the Belt Road No 2 of the capital city and promote linkage between two banks of the river, as well as connect the city centre with the city’s north and northeast.
It will cover more than 3.5km in length and 19.25m in width with four lanes.
The second Vinh Tuy Bridge will have the same shape as the first one. The center of the second bridge will be 21.25m from the centre of the current one to downstream Hong River.
The cost of the second-phase construction of Vinh Tuy bridge spanning the Hong (Red) River in Ha Noi with investment of more than VND 2.54 trillion (US$109 million) sourced from the city’s budget.
The reinforced concrete bridge will start from the intersection of Nguyen Khoai and Minh Khai streets in HaiBa Trung District and end at the crossroads of Long Bien and Thach Ban streets in Long Bien District.
The construction of the bridge’s second phase is expectedto complete the entirety of Ha Noi’s Belt Road No 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.
Once completed in 2022, the new bridge is expected to create favorable conditions for socio-economic development of Hai Ba Trung, Long Bien districts and the whole city.
The Vinh Tuy Bridge 1 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.
The bridge, financed by the city’s budget, had total investment capital of VND 3.5 trillion (US$150.5 million).
It spans over 5.8km in length, including 3.7km crossing the river./.
By Vien Nhu