VietNamNet Bridge – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has approved a new bridge to replace the downgraded Song Hoa floating bridge connecting Hai Phong City with Thai Binh Province.


Song Hoa Bridge has been damaged several times, posing a safety risk. — Photo

PM Phuc assigned Hai Phong’s People’s Committee to find an investor, allocate capital and ensure the project’s quality and speed.

Hai Phong City has already upgraded highways 10, 37 and Road 354 to connect the city with Thai Binh and Nam Dinh provinces.

However, the floating bridge is the only one on Highway 37 connecting Vinh Bao and Tien Lang districts in Hai Phong City with Thai Thuy and Tien Hai districts of Thai Binh Province.  

The bridge was built in the 1980s and is four metres wide, so traffic jams are common.

Now it is a serious safety threat.

Hai Phong City and Thai Binh Province both said the new bridge was necessary to ensuring traffic safety and connecting the city and the province. 

Source: VNS