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Long Bien bridge connects Hoan Kiem and Long Bien district
The bridge was built from 1899 to 1902
Most trains from Hanoi to Thai Nguyen, Lang Son, Lao Cai, Hai Phong and those arriving at Gia Lam station use the rails built on Long Bien bridge
A stall is erected on the bridge to sell farm produce harvested from an island of the Red River
Long Bien bridge in the fog
Long Bien bridge by night
Long Bien bridge has become an iconic structure of Hanoi through the ups and downs of history
The bridge has been damaged after long use
Long Bien bridge is designed to have 20 bridge piers, each is 40 meters in height. Most of them have naturally worn out
A notice of a damaged section
The old cement layer is removed and replaced by new materials
The rails are fortified to serve transportation until 2020
Every nail is checked and replaced if necessary
Workers are repairing the rails
Workers are repairing the rails
An old sleeper is renewed
Wood is transported by three-wheel motorcycles because the bridge is not large enough for trucks to enter
Workers brace themselves for risks while repairing the bridge
The bridge will continue to witness Hanoi’s development

Long Bien bridge – an icon of Hanoi

(VOVWORLD) - Long Bien bridge, the first steel bridge across the Red River in Hanoi, was built by the French in the 20th century. The bridge is now severely degraded after a century of traffic. Maintenance work has been carried out to preserve its beauty and ensure safety for the public.