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Truong Tien Bridge Introduction
Truong Tien Bridge (in Vietnamese Cầu Trường Tiền or Cầu Tràng Tiền) is one of the symbols of Hue. It is 402,60 m long and consisting of 6 rings of steel beams each part, aperture at 67 m. Its bridge gauge is 6 m, designed following Gothic architecture, across the Perfume River. The Northern Bridge in Phu Hoa Ward, Southern end of Phu Hoi Ward, In the heart of Hue city in Vietnam.
History and its names
Following Vietnam’s history, the Truong Tien bridge was built under the reign of Le Thanh Tong king. Originally, it made of rattan tightly connected together so it called “Cau May” which means Cloud Bridge. In 1896, Thanh Thai emperor ordered to build a steel bridge to connect the Perfume River.
Until 1897, The bridge was redesigned and constructed by Gustave Eiffel by steel. Later on, it had several renovations, and especially in 1946, during the Vietnamese- French war, the 2 steel beams broken by bombs but in 1953, it was repaired.
Truong Tien Bridge 1968 during the Vietnamese- American War, was heavily damaged so a temporary bridge was built for people can cross the river. In 1975 it got the name Truong Tien until now. In 1991 it is completely restored.
Truong Tien Bridge and Perfume River Hue Video
How to visit and get there?
Truong Tien Bridge Hue located in Hue city center connects 2 banks of the Perfume River. To visit this poetic bridge, you can walk along the river bank to the dragon boat station to enjoy the cool breezes and gorgeous views. Especially in the evening, Truong Tien Bridge is so colorful with lights changing.
In the daytime, you should take a dragon boat to go along the Perfume River to enjoy the beauty of Hue as well as the romantic views of small fishing boats, water buffalos as well.