The Dragon Bridge is a bridge with a dragon over the Han River at Da Nang, Vietnam. Dragon Bridge is 666m long, 37.5m wide and has six lanes for traffic. It opened to traffic on March 29, 2013, at a cost of nearlyVND 1.5 trillion dong (US$88m).
About Dragon Bridge:
The Dragon Bridge is a bridge with a dragon over the Han River at Da Nang, Vietnam. Dragon Bridge is 666m long, 37.5m wide and has six lanes for traffic.It opened to traffic on March 29, 2013, at a cost of nearlyVND 1.5 trillion dong (US$88m). The bridge was designed by the US-based Ammann & Whitney Consulting Engineers with Louis Berger Group. Construction was undertaken by Company No. 508, an affiliate of Civil Construction Engineering Corporation No.5, and Bridge Company No. 75.
Main span was completed on October 26, 2011. The bridge was opened to traffic on March 29, 2013, the 38th anniversary of the liberation of Da Nang City. This modern bridge crosses the Han River at the Le Dinh Duong/Bach Dang traffic circle, providing the shortest road link from the Da Nang International Airport to other main roads in Da Nang City, and a more direct route to My Khe Beach and Non Nuoc Beach on the eastern edge of the City. The bridge was designed and built in the shape of a dragon and to breathe fire and water.
What to explore:
Fire and Water Breathing The dragon on the bridge can breathe fire in 2 minutes with 3 minutes of water breathing after, making it an incredible highlight in Danang City. The water is sprayed out in a powerful blast reflecting the aspiration of Danang City. Fire and Water Performance: At 9.pm every weekends and holidays.
Taking a seat on the coffee shop at Danang riverside Hotel, or at some local drink shops on the riverside are the great way for watching the show.
Many boats are landed in the roadside Bach Dang street, therefore tourists can easily book a tour for watching the show also.
How to get there:
– From Da Nang:
If you stay near the beach area, then go along Vo Nguyen Giap street to My Khe beach, then you will see the roundabout of Vo Nguyen Giap street and Vo Van Kiet street, then turn left, go straight around 1km to another roundabout, go ahead and you can see this bridge.
In case your hotel located at the City center, head to Tran Phu street, go to the end of that street, and you will see this bridge on the left side (this is 1 way road).
– From Hoi An:
Unfortunately, the local bus just work till 17.50, so you only can do this transportation at the day time. Get on the bus, mention the to the ticket money colletor (they don’t sell ticket, you just need pay to somebody) that your stop is Cham museum, then you just walk around 3 minute, and can see the bidge on your right side.
If you want to ride your motobike there, head to An Bang highway (near An Bang beach), go straight till you see a seafood restaurant named “ Thanh Hien” on your leftside, go slowly to the roundabout then turn left, go along Vo Van Kiet road, skip the next roundabout, and here our dragon is.
- Unusual bridge, interesting waterfront
- Absolutely spectacular on a weekend night
- Beware of the Dragon’s Roar
- Not to miss & only available during weekends
- Coolest bridge in Danang
- Great colorful photography at night. With the lights changing, the bridge turns to many color. And with the lights reflections of the river water, the view is spectacular
- During the show, no vehicle can go across the bridge, so if you want to take motobike there, you must go ealier.
- You can book the cruise boat ticket, enjoy beauty of Han river, then they will take you to the dock near the dragon’s head. Check carrefully that they do take you there.
Source: Danang Fantasticity