Xom Bong Bridge work officially begins

Monday, 17/01/2022, 16:30 [GMT+7]

Xom Bong Bridge work officially begins

The construction site for Xom Bong Bridge (Nha Trang City) was handed over to the Ministry of Transport’s Project Management Board 2 on January 14. 
 
The new bridge is designed to be nearly 330m long and 19m wide with 4 lanes, 6m downstream from the old location. The project is invested by the Ministry of Transport and implemented by Project Management Board 2. The total estimated cost for the bridge construction is VND250 billion.
 
The existing Xom Bong Bridge, 309m in length, with 15 spans has been put into use since 1969. Its 10th span was damaged by American bombing in April 1975. Though already repaired, the bridge is in a run-down condition and thus, vehicles’ loading capacity is required to cut down to assure safety. In 1985, the Ministry of Construction provided funding and materials for the repair. Khanh Hoa People’s Committee assigned the Department of Construction to design and make repairs. The bridge was reopened to traffic on January 25, 1986.
 
The bridge has become decrepit after over 50 years of use and already undergone several repairs. Therefore, the bridge reconstruction is vital to facilitate travel.
 
M.H
Translated by N.T