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Long Bien Bridge, Hanoi

Categories: Bridges, Tourist Spots
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3.5/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web
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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  • this is one of the few metal bridges across the Han river. there is pedestran walk but you need to be careful because of the number of motor bikes using this bridge to get to the other side of hanoi. 
  • Don't bother visiting as really not beautiful at all, we were and hot and tired at the end of the day and were not impressed. 
  • I walked across this bridge in a rain storm. It was a great experience. Though I felt it might not pass a safety inspection in the USA it was a great way to look back at Hanoi. Looking down at the riv...  read more »
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