Quang Ninh agrees to SE's new draft for Bach Dang Bridge in Vietnam
First publishedon www.WorldHighways.com
Vietnam's Quang Ninh province has backed a new design proposed by Japanese developer SE Group for the 4.3km Bach Dang Bridge.
The new design will change the original prestressed concrete bridge design to a steel cable-stayed bridge. The modification will lower the girder height, reduce the bridge length and alter the main span length. The altered draft is awaiting final approval from the authorities.
SE Group has also requested to cut the expenses for the project to US $ 386 million from $ 483 million. The bridge will link the Hanoi-Haiphong highway and the world heritage Halong Bay via a 25km link road within the Red River Delta area.
The 48-month construction is due to begin in 2013. It will adopt either the build-operate-transfer or build-transfer models. The development was revealed by Quang Ninh Provincial People's Committee's deputy chairman, Do Thong.