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Moc Chau's New 'Romance' Bridge Is Red and Made of Glass, Just Like Love

It's so red and pink!

According to Tuoi Tre, Moc Chau District in Son La Province is putting the finishing touch on an 80-meter-long glass-bottomed pedestrian bridge near the Dai Yem Waterfall. Construction on the bridge took four months and it is expected to open to tourists tomorrow, April 25, with a VND100,000 entrance fee.

"We chose Moc Chau to execute this project because the midland and mountainous area has great potential for tourism development," Nguyen Manh Cuong, CEO of Queen Viet, the co-developer of the project, told the news source, adding that the bridge will be a symbol for "romantic love between men and women."

The tourism project, which makes romance its main design concept, also includes a faux Japanese-style village surrounded by cherry blossoms trees, apart from the see-through bridge. The total cost for the project is approximately VND40 billion (US$1.7 million).

The bridge can handle the accumulative weight of 50 to 70 people. According to Pha Luong Company, the project's main investor, the strength of the bridge will be tested with a mallet to "test its safety." You read that right.

The bottom of the bridge uses photoelectric sensors and offers up to 30 visual effects. The pier and the spans of the bridge are connected using 54,000 crystal balls, representing Vietnam's 54 ethnic groups. Each pier is attached with ten lotus petals and a heart-shaped structure. While the structure is supposed to symbolize blossoming love, one could argue that the piers more closely resemble two gigantic kitchen whisks or Sailormoon's staff.

[Photo via Tuoi Tre]


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