No, your eyes aren’t deceiving you: that dragon-looking bridge is really breathing fire from its monstrous steel frame.
On March 29, government officials in Da Nang unveiled a new fire-dragon bridge to commemorate the 38th anniversary of the coastal city’s capture by North Vietnamese forces during the final days of the Vietnam War.
At night, the bridge is illuminated by more than 2,500 LED lights in addition to its spectacular displays of smoke and fire.
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According to Vietnam Net, the six-lane bridge, which stretches nearly half a mile, cost about $85 million to build. Louis Berger Group, a construction and architecture group based in New Jersey, was responsible for its construction.
It was originally commissioned in July 2009.
“This achievement is the result of the determination of Da Nang’s leaders and the consensus of the local people,” Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc announced at the unveiling ceremony. “The government always supports Da Nang to become the center of economic, cultural, and economic development in the central and Central Highlands region as well as the country.”