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Long Bien Bridge, Hanoi

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With its huge bolted iron bars spanning the green waters of Hoan Kiem Lake, Long Bien Bridge represents a historic spectacle of human engineering. Built in 1899-1902 by the French, the defiant rusty structure stretches 2.5 km (1.5 mi), cutting a striking figure. Damaged twice by U.S. bombs, the cantilever bridge still connects two busy districts of Hanoi with busy passenger and train traffic. Take a scooter across it or go on foot, observing the shanty town underneath the bridge and fishers on the lakeshore. Use our Hanoi vacation route planner to visit Long Bien Bridge on your trip to Hanoi, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Great view and architecture. You can look at the life of farmers who live and farm under the bridge.  more »
  • Nice walk, extremely busy with traffic. Locals were fishing below in the river, not sure I would eat anything from there!  more »
  • France Eiffel design and construction a railway bridge. Now the train go by motorcycles and bikes. Preferably I would like to return once suggesting that trying to walk.
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  • Must come to see if you are a travellers. Old style but romantic.
  • Best view in dawn. A mark of history
  • A must see for tourists. Also interesting to see young couples taking wedding pictures on the railway and lovers squat the bridge after 20h00.
  • Very old, only motorbikes allowed. There are tiny pedestrians lines. It is hard to use them because of air pollution from motorbikes.
  • Bridge with an awesome view at the skyline from Hanoi or for sunset over the city and the red river.