Historic Hien Luong Bridge to get upgrade

dtinews.vn, Nhan Dan| 23/06/2024 07:09

Authorities in the central province of Quang Tri have just proposed a plan to upgrade the Hien Luong Bridge, which is facing deterioration, to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.


Hien Luong Bridge

The upgrade project will include repainting the handrail and replacing the bridge's wooden surface and rustic pillars.

Hien Luong Bridge is the centre of the Hien Luong-Ben Hai twin bank heritage area, recognised as a special national historic site.

The bridge was built in 1952 by the French colonists, spanning the Ben Hai River in Vinh Thanh commune, Vinh Linh district, Quang Tri province. During the US War, Hien Luong Bridge was the boundary dividing Vietnam into North and South following the Geneva Agreement.

The US troops destroyed it in 1967, and it was restored in 2001, following the design of the old bridge.

The bridge was painted in blue and yellow, aiming to feature the aspiration of national reunification.

The restored bridge was inaugurated in 2008 and has been used as historical evidence of the country's division into two parts.

The historic site has now deteriorated with time and needs to be upgraded.

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