BackStories » Vietnam » Long An Bridge Collapses 14 Days After It Opens

Long An Bridge Collapses 14 Days After It Opens

A new reinforced concrete bridge that spans the 28th Canal in Long An Province collapsed on Wednesday, 14 days after it opened.

Related Articles:

[Video] Deteriorating Saigon Highway Has Become A Potential Death Trap

[Photos] At Least 16 Killed In Scaffolding Collapse In North-Central Vietnam

Collapse On Hanoi Metro Construction Crushes Cars On Street Below

The VND2.5 billion (US$115,000) bridge was built for motorbikes and pedestrians and was funded by the People’s Committee of Vinh Binh with financial contributions from locals, reports Tuoi Tre.

Built to replace a ferry the once traversed the canal, on May 26, cracks began to form in the bridge’s foundation and authorities closed it off in order to conduct repairs.

Before they could patch up the foundation, one of the pillars gave out and the bridge’s main span fell into the waters below.

Authorities are investigating collapse.

It’s been a rough go of it for Vietnamese infrastructure projects in recent months. Construction of Hanoi’s first metro line was temporarily halted earlier this month after multiple accidents, while a Saigon highway made news for being a potential death trap for drivers.

Related Articles

in Vietnam

$14 Million Approved For Restoration Of Hanoi’s 112-Year-Old Long Biên Bridge

The fate of one of Vietnam’s most beloved and storied structures took another positive turn last week when the government approved a $14 million restoration package for Long Biên Bridge.

in Vietnam

'Amazing Race Vietnam' Apologizes for Challenge Harming Coral Reef

An underwater challenge during this year’s installment of The Amazing Race Vietnam is not sitting well with environmentalists.

in Vietnam

10 Beautiful Photos of Sapa's Majestic Snow

Last weekend's snowstorm in Sapa drew photographers from all over northern Vietnam who jumped at the opportunity to capture some great photos of the town's snow-covered hills, roads and residents.&nbs...

in Vietnam

10 Killed, Over 30 Missing in Central and Northern Vietnam as Storm Son-Tinh Brings Flash Floods

Heavy rains from storm Son-Tinh, which eventually weakened to a tropical depression, have caused flash floods and fatalities in central Vietnam.

in Vietnam

104-Year-Old Great-Great Grandmother Fights Off Robber

Taking advantage of the elderly will inevitably result in some bad karma, a lesson a Dong Nai man quickly learned after attempting to rob Vo Thi Bai, a 104-year-old woman.

in Vietnam

116-Year-Old Recognized As Vietnam's Oldest Man

The Vietnam Record Organization (VRO) has recognized 116-tear-old Y'N Dong of Đắk Nông Province as the country’s oldest man, reports Vietnam Net.

Partner Content