Dragon Bridge in Vietnam Breathes Real Fire and Water
Posted on May 12, 2013
Being a place for cultural and economic activity, Vietnam’s city of Da Nang has recently unveiled a structure for both tourists and locals alike to marvel on.
An 1,864-foot-long dragon bridge was built and modeled after bridges from the Ly Dynasty. The bridge was erected to commemorate the 38th anniversary of the city being captured by North Vietnam forces. During the war, Da Nang played a vital role to the air forces of both the U.S. and South Vietnam.
During the unveiling ceremony, which was held in March, Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Xuan Phuc Nguyen said, “This achievement is the result of the determination of Da Nang’s leaders and the consensus of the local people.”
“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,” he added.
The dragon bridge consists of six lanes and is lit by about 2,500 LED lights at night. In addition to that, the dragon bridge is also able to breathe real fire and water.