The Australian Embassy’s Facebook page reports that, from tomorrow (12 October 2015), it will celebrate the 15th anniversary of the My Thuan Bridge which crosses the mighty Mekong River, near Vinh Long (south of HCMC, teh bridge connects Tien Giang and Vinh Long provinces).

The Facebook post continues that the My Thuan Bridge is the first cable-stayed bridge ever built in Vietnam and has a navigation span of 350 metres. It has a total length of 1536 metres and took 300 Australian and 1,500 Vietnamese workers 33 months to build – at a cost of A$83 million.

My Thuan Bridge was developed in a joint venture between the governments of Australia and Vietnam.

According to Wikipedia, the bridge was the largest overseas assistance project undertaken by the Australian government.

See below several photos of the bridge taken today (11 October 2015).

My Thuan Bridge 1

My Thuan Bridge 2

My Thuan Bridge 3


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