Yen Xuan Bridge to provide easier access to isolated areas and border gate with Laos.
The Civil Engineering Construction Corporation No.4 Joint Stock Company held a breaking ground ceremony on October 2 for construction of the Yen Xuan Bridge in north-central Nghe An province.
The project has total investment of over VND900 billion ($40 million) under the build-operate-transfer (BOT) mode and is part of the ring road in the provincial capital of Vinh and expansions to National Highway No. 1A.
The bridge measures 3.6 km in length, including approach roads totaling 1.8k m.
Upon its completion in May 2017 the bridge will help connect roads in the south of Nghe An with those in the north of neighboring Ha Tinh province and provide access to nine isolated communes in Nghe An’s Nam Dan district and five communes in Ha Tinh’s Duc Tho district during the wet season.
Speaking at the breaking ground ceremony, Deputy Minister of Transport Le Dinh Tho said the project will have a positive impact on the transport network not only locally but also nationally.
The new bridge, along with existing highways and bridges, will create a shorter link between Vinh city with the Cau Treo International Border Gate.
Local people must currently cross the Lam River by the Yen Xuan Rail Bridge, which is about 2.5 km from the new bridge.