Vietnamese Fire-Breathing, Dragon Bridge

Dragon Bridge Now Gives a Decorative Way to Reach Vietnamese Beaches

In March of last year, the city of Da Nang, Vietnam unleashed the use of a very unique bridge. The single-arched bridge was designed not only to aid the access to Vietnamese beaches from the Da Nang Airport, but also be a design centerpiece to be recognized across the globe.

Vietnamese Dragon Bridge

Vietnamese Dragon Bridge
Source: My Modern Met

The bridge was made to transition at street level into downtown to be able to bring tourists to local shops and transition easily out to the coast line. Luckily, the section of the Han river that the bridge crosses isn’t highly used by larger boats, allowing the height of the bridge to be lower than usual, and capable of feeding into street level.

Creatively, this bridge is truly unique, and has become an attraction for tourists. At night it has been known to breathe fire, along with being lit up with roughly 15,000 LED lights and capable of changing to multiple colors.

Dragon Bridge Head Source: ASME

Dragon Bridge Head
Source: ASME

For more info on its structural conception, ASME has a great article, while My Modern Met touches more on the visual wonders of this bridge.

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