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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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  • Try bian In addition to being named the bridge across the river and then. Nearby, still regarded as a major bus stop is port try bian too. This bridge is a bridge that has a beautiful design over other bridge crossing the Red River. If you look from another bridge to see the structure as radap. In this area you can walk. There are old ceramic walls, building images, photos.
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  • This historic bridge (old bridge Paul Doumer) built on plans of G. Eiffel has been repeatedly reconstructed. Today reserved for trains that serve the station Long good and of course... the motorbikes and vendors
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  • Normally, a bridge this old would not necessarily be in use. Long bien's significance as a major connection point for hanoi is historic. Visiting at sunset or early morning (My preference) is magical ...  more »
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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.