Key Mekong Delta bridge set to open this weekend

A long-awaited bridge over the Hau River in the Mekong Delta will open to traffic on Sunday.

The Vam Cong Bridge between Dong Thap Province and Can Tho City opens after six years of construction and repairs, and will replace the ferry across the river.
The $270-million, six-lane cable-stayed bridge was built by South Korea’s GS E&C with funding from that country’s official development assistance.
Its construction began in September 2013 and it was originally set to open to traffic in late 2017, but a crack four centimeters wide and two meters long was detected in one of its girders due to stress concentration, residual stress and low welding quality.

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