With a total investment of nearly 2,000 billion VND, the Phat Tich – Dai Dong Thanh bridge project across Duong River (Bac Ninh) has completed more than 80% of the work volume so far.
The construction of the Phat Tich-Dai Dong Thanh Bridge was started in January 2018 by the Bac Ninh Province Traffic Construction Management Board as an investor and management, operation and operation. The starting point of the bridge is in Canh Hung Township (Tien Du District) and the end point of the project is in Dai Dong Thanh Township (Thuan Thanh District). The bridge’s location is about 500 meters upstream from the Kinh Duong Vuong Tomb, helping to connect traffic to historical sites south and north of the Duong River in Bac Ninh Province.
According to the design, the body of the bridge is made of reinforced concrete, combining the steel arch and cable system with the bridge deck; navigable track gauge (50 m wide, 9.5 m high), the main bridge is 440 m long, the northern front bridge is longer than 623 m and the southern bridge is more than 173 m long. The cross section of the bridge is 22.5 meters wide, designed with 4 lanes for cars and 2 meters of sidewalk on each side.
At present, the entire section of the bridge has been completed with the construction of concrete deck slabs, concrete railings and medians.
The path of Phat Tich – Dai Dong Thanh Bridge connects to Phat Tich junction, about 2.8 km from the main bridge, is in urgent use by construction units to pave the road surface.
On the bridge deck, construction units have highly concentrated human and material resources and modern construction equipment, vehicles and machinery for the steel arch installation, which aims to complete and open to traffic by the end of 2022.
To ensure the progress of the project, there are 7 continuous construction projects on the construction site regardless of day and night. The completed bridge is of great importance and contributes to the formation of a closed traffic network between Bac Duong and Nam Duong areas of Bac Ninh province; simultaneously connecting the region with the provinces of the Red River Delta and the surrounding area, such as: Hanoi City, Bac Giang Province, Thai Nguyen, Hung Yen, Hai Duong through National Highway 1, National Highway 38, National Highway 5, State Road 17 and provincial roads 276, 287…
According to the representative of the construction supervision consultant of Phat Tich Bridge – Dai Dong Thanh, this is a bridge with beautiful architecture and high aesthetics, but associated with complex construction. Moreover, because construction has to be done under the river with deep water, the safety factor always has the highest priority.
Speaking to reporters, Mr. Luong (36 years old), who often has to move between the two banks of the river, said that he often has to take a boat to cross the river, so it takes a lot of time and money. Moreover, it is difficult to take the boat safely in the high water season. He looks forward to the day when the bridge will be completed and put into service to make travel easier and save time and costs.
The bridge has an architectural shape with 5 bearing arches depicting a pair of dragons in the Ly dynasty, the body of a dragon is coiled in the shape of an S, in the center of the dome a pair of dragons are raised high, symmetrical through the pearl, symbolizing the moon and the sun. Each dragon’s body has 12 fins representing 12 months of favorable wind and rain in the year. Photo: Phat Tich Bridge Simulation Design – Dai Dong Thanh.