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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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  • I have found out on the internet that the designer of the Long Bien Bridge is the same as the Eiffel tower. This bridge has it historical signature and means so much to the Hanoian. A student told me ...  more »
  • 很美帶有豐厚歷史的鐵橋,如果要上來一定要騎摩托車跟著體驗越南人的日常生活。鐵橋上很多越南年輕人在拍藝術照也有人在拍婚紗,一個外拍的好地點! 
  • I love Long Bien bridge. The best is to drive a motorbike across it but stop in the middle to enjoy the views and watch the traffic (exclusively motorbikes, bicycles and trains). 
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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.