Vietnam’s longest concrete bridge opens
Vietnam’s Yen Lenh Bridge has been opened to traffic by prime minister Phan Van Khai. The 2.23km bridge is in the north of the country, spanning the Hong River. Traffic previously had to use a ferry service or make a 40km detour. Construction of the bridge took just 23 months, shaving 10 months from the time allowed. It was built by Thang Long Construction Corporation and the Civil Engineering Construction Corporation.