My Thuan Bridge

The My Thuan Bridge, located in the Mekong Delta region of southern Vietnam, was completed in May 2000. Built with Australian assistance, the My Thuan Bridge represents an architectural expression of the friendship and co-operation between the peoples and governments of Vietnam and Australia.
 


My Thuan bridge is the longest cable- stayed bridge in Vietnam over Tien river, connecting Vinh Long province and Tien Giang province. Its total length is 1,535m, 2 approach banks of 11 spans of each, 40m per span.
 
The length of main bridge is 650m divided into 3 spans, two side spans of 150 m of each, center span length is 350 m. Altitude from water surface is 37.5m. Bridge floor is 23.6m including 4 motor vehicle lanes in the middle and two side lanes for non –motorized vehicles and pedestrians.

The bridge was constructed in a record time of 32 months, some 8 months ahead of schedule, and has set a new benchmark in cost effective bridge construction in Southeast Asia.







The bridge, with its beautiful look at night, has been among the ideal places for local people and also the tourists to visit to take fresh air.