Officially opening Thu Thiem 2 bridge to traffic after 7 years of construction

In 2015, Thu Thiem 2 Bridge was started with a total investment of more than 3,100 billion VND, expected to be completed in 2018. However, due to problems in capital and site clearance, it was more than 4 behind schedule. first plans.

The project has a length of more than 1.4km, the bridge section is 886m long with 6 lanes. This is an iconic project with a slanting gate from the center of Ho Chi Minh City through Thu Thiem New Urban Area.

Thu Thiem 2 Bridge has a main branch connecting directly to Ton Duc Thang Street (District 1), 437m long, including 4 lanes, crossing Nguyen Huu Canh – Le Thanh Ton intersection and connecting Le Duan – Ton Duc Thang intersection.

Branch N1 connecting from Ton Duc Thang Street (the section from Me Linh Roundabout to the bridge) is more than 190m long with a bend direction along the banks of the Saigon River.

Branch N2 is more than 192m long, connecting from Thu Duc city to District 1, extending to Ton Duc Thang – Le Duan intersection.

After the traffic is cleared, the car in District 1 will go from Le Duan Street straight in the direction of Ton Duc Thang to go to Thu Thiem Bridge 2. From Dong Khoi Street, the car will follow Ton Duc Thang Street, turn to Vo Van Kiet, and move under Khanh Bridge. Hoi to turn back to Ton Duc Thang, then follow the branch N2 to Thu Thiem 2 bridge.

On the Thu Thiem side, the car follows Mai Chi Tho street, crosses To Huu street to the R12 line to get to Thu Thiem 2 bridge. With the direction from Thu Thiem 1 bridge, the car goes straight on Nguyen Co Thach street to To Huu street and then turns into R12 street.

The bridge is also designed for 100-year durability, withstanding a magnitude 7 earthquake.

After Thu Thiem 2 bridge is completed and put into operation, it will contribute to relieve traffic pressure in the central area, reduce congestion in Ton Duc Thang, Nguyen Huu Canh streets, Saigon bridge and Thu Thiem tunnel.

According to Bao Anh

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