Authority explained that the bridge is under the plan
Despite its price tag of VND3.5 billion ($137,490), the Khe Tay suspension bridge in northern Ha Tinh province’s Vu Quang district has struggled to win over residents, with all but two households preferring the old bridge 500 meters away.
The provincial people’s committee recommend the construction of the bridge, which opened in June. The Directorate for Roads of Vietnam (DRV) under the Ministry of Transport was the investor, and its construction was part plans for over 4,000 new suspension bridges throughout the country.
The bridge is long 200 meters long and 1.9 meters wide, and was to serve 26 households in Hamlet 6, Son Tho commune.
In fact, the bridge connects Hamlet No. 5 and Hamlet No. 6, but there are only two households where it reaches Hamlet No. 6, one of which is the home of Commune Chairman.
The commune is separated into two parts. Twenty-four household use the existing Gay Bridge, which was built in 2006 and is 50 meter in length and 3.5 meters wide. The main road from Son Tho district to elsewhere is 500 meters from the Khe Tay Bridge.