Phu My Bridge in Ho Chi Minh city connecting District 2 to District 7, District 9, inaugurated in 2009 is considered as one of the symbol of modern Saigon.
About Phu My bridge in Ho Chi Minh city
The Bridge is the largest cable-stayed bridge in Ho Chi Minh City, crossing Saigon River, linking districts 2 to district 7 and 9.
The building has a total investment of more than 2,000 billion VND, starting from September, 2005, 4 months ahead of schedule and inaugurated on September 2nd, 2009. The bridge is one of the routes connecting Thu Thiem new urban area and Phu My Hung urban area.
The bridges is over 2,000 m long, 27.5 m wide, with six lanes for motorized vehicles, two lanes for rudimentary vehicles, allowing circulation of 100,000 vehicles per day.
The work is conducted by Bilfinger Berger Contractors (Germany), the general contractor of the project, along with other contractors including: Baulderstone Hornibrook (Australia), Freyssinet International et Companie and Arcadis (France).
The important role
Phu My Bridge after being inaugurated helps the circulation on Highway 1A from northern and central going through the Mekong Delta region of Ho Chi Minh City be shortened and contribute to reduce the overloaded traffic system in Saigon.
The bridge is not only a key project of Vietnam but also is considered a modern cable-stayed bridge in the world.