The more than 100-year-old bridge on the Saigon River is about to be dismantled

Department Traffic Ho Chi Minh City Transport has just decided to approve the Economic – Technical Report and Contractor Selection Plan for the Thao Dien project. dismantling the old Phu Long bridge on the Saigon River connecting District 12 (Ho Chi Minh City) and Thuan An town (Binh Duong province). The dismantling time will be from the end of 2018 to 2019.

The old Phu Long bridge was built during the French period in 1913 with a length of more than 251 meters and was built entirely of steel. Recently, the underpass of the old Phu Long bridge was too low, limiting waterway traffic, which is the lowest-cost form of transport today.

In addition, during the war the bridge collapsed many times. and was restored with a partly concrete and partly iron bridge deck. Currently, the bridge is degraded and only allows pedestrians and two-wheeled vehicles to circulate.

While the new Phu Long bridge replaces the old bridge that has been in operation since 2012, the bridge has a length of more than 1,400 meters. The bridge deck width is 26 meters with 6 lanes, meeting the travel needs of people well.

Dismantling Dismantling the old Phu Long bridge will promote the potential of waterway traffic connecting traffic, creating a driving force for economic development, contributing to reducing the pressure on current road traffic, contributing to regional economic development.</p >

Regarding the scale of dismantling, according to the approval decision, the entire span structure and bridge piers will be dismantled; Clearing the flow and reorganizing traffic in the area. Recovered materials will be liquidated according to regulations to compensate for the total investment of the project.

Ho Chi Minh City Department of Transport also takes into account historical factors in detail. At the request of the Ho Chi Minh City Museum, some disassembled components need to be preserved and transferred to the Ho Chi Minh City Museum.