Cuu Long Bridge
|Other name(s):||Can Tho Bridge|
|Built:||2004 - 2009|
Geographic Information & Related Structures
Cần Thơ, Vietnam, Asia
|approaches||deck width||23.100 m|
|main bridge||total length||1 010.000 m|
|span lengths||2 x 40.00 m - 150.00 m - 550.00 m - 150.00 m - 2 x 40.00 m|
|deck width||26.000 m|
|pylons||pylon height (total)||175.300 m|
|deck of main bridge||
Products, Services & Reports
The RSFD Cantilever Finger Joint consists of massive steel edge profiles with finger plates that are connected to the lower construction on either ...
|26 September 2007||
The bridge collapses while still under construction. 150 workers were on the structure at that point. At least 52 of them perish while many others are injured.
A 210.000 meter long portion of the main span is made of steel, the remaining part of the deck is made of prestressed concrete. The outer shape of both deck sections is identical.
Relevant Web Sites
- Construction halted after Vietnamese bridge tragedy, in "Bridge Update", October 2007, n. 71
- Ground conditions caused Can Tho tragedy, says report, in "Bridge Update", July 2008, n. 77
- Mekong marvel, in "Bridge Design & Engineering", 3rd Quarter 2007, n. 48
- Developments and trends of PC in Vietnam, in "Journal of Prestressed Concrete, Japan", January - February 2004, n. 1 v. 46