The northern province of Quang Ninh plans to start work on two bridges spanning Cua Luc Bay later this month to help foster the development of Ha Long city.
The bridge is funded by Quang Ninh’s Management Board of Civil and Industrial Construction Projects with an investment of over VND2.1 trillion (US$89.26 million).
The steel arch bridge, measuring 290m in length and 33.1m in width, is designed to have six lanes with a speed limit of 60km per hour.
The construction project will also include several accompanying items including intersections, sewers, sidewalks, trees, lighting systems and others. The six-lane bridges will allow maximum speeds of 60km per hour.
Cua Luc 1 will have a total length of 4.2km with the main bridge 290m long, while Cua Luc 3 will be over 2.8km long, including 160m of the main bridge. beginning from the route in Gieng Day ward and ending at the intersection in National Highway 279 in Le Loi commune, Ha Long.
Since Hoanh Bo district was merged into Ha Long city in January this year, the city has adopted a multi-polar development strategy with Cua Luc Bay at its centre.
The bridge is expected to help expand the urban space to attract more investment in industrial parks and urban development projects in Ha Long, create momentum for socio-economic development, and ease traffic on Bai Chay Bridge and National Highway 18 in the city. They will also help form a chain of forest and sea tourism to tap into local potential. The project is scheduled for completion in 2022 which is expected to ease the overload of Bai Chay Bridge and ensure smooth traffic between the north and south of Ha Long, even during the rainy season.