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Long Bien Bridge

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Address: Hanoi, Vietnam
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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The Long Bien bridge across the Red River connects Hanoi with the main port...

The Long Bien bridge across the Red River connects Hanoi with the main port of Haiphong. Designed by Gustave Eiffel, the bridge sustained significant damage during the Vietnam War. Only half of the bridge retains its original shape, but a rebuilding project supported by the French government is currently in progress to restore the bridge to its original appearance.

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nice view from an old interesting bridge above the red river

A long bridge above the red river at Hanoi. You can walk along the bridge sid, watch the endless motorsicle crossing from side to side, very nice view on the river, boats, farms... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A long bridge above the red river at Hanoi. You can walk along the bridge sid, watch the endless motorsicle crossing from side to side, very nice view on the river, boats, farms, and more.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 that every architect student need to draw the bridge for their first year assignment. And there were so many vietnamese ladies... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're brave enough to walk across this bridge its pretty special, lots to see and alot of history behind it. Does look like it's falling apart and in a state of ill repair in a lot of spots! It's a pretty busy bridge, people, bikes, cars and trains all crossing at regular intervals, there are a few stalls on... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bridge was heavily defended and was attached many, many times by the US. The center span was dropped once. But wasn't until the US created and deployed laser guided bombs towards the end of the war was it seriously hit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have a guide take you as part of a wider tour so you can understand it's significance. It's a bit far out of town to walk to plus the roads are hectic with mopeds and few footpaths. If your guide tells you it was built by Eiffel (as in the Eiffel Tower in Paris) - it's not true. My guide... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First off are u scared of heights or walking on crumbling concrete slabs of which beneath there are sheer drops to ultimate injury and/or ruin? Great, then you're in for a treat. It's a matter of time before someone gets hurt here. Having said that I still recommend going to at least see it if not walk over it. It's... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Built around the turn of the century (1899), this iron bridge was designed by Gustave Eiffel who built the Eiffel Tower in Paris. It has literally been in the wars, as it was bombed many times during the 'American War' but was repaired by the Vietnamese over and over. It needs a bit of TLC now as it's very rusty... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This bridge is such a site as it was under attack throughout the Vietnam (American) War and is still standing. Although it has lots of rusty parts, pot holes (literally you can see through them), and quite wobbly, it was great to walk across with only scooter and pedestrians allowed on it. The history is very interesting and worth the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was good going across the bridge then going for a walk below the bridge where the people lived. We had a private tour guide for a tour of Hanoi and we were taken here.

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