Truong Tien Bridge

Truong Tien Bridge, Hue: Address, Truong Tien Bridge Reviews: 4/5

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JSTrip_77
Hanoi, Vietnam1,068 contributions
Feb 2021
This iron bridge spans the Perfume River and signified, at the time of it's construction, a modernization of Vietnam under the last imperial dynasty. Now, it has two lanes of traffic and sidewalks outside of the roadway so that you can safely walk across the bridge. We crossed it several times daily on our bikes. The bridge is lit up beautifully at night. Cars seem to be prohibited at certain times - or all the time due to the narrow lanes. We were on bikes so I don't know the details.
Written February 28, 2021
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,613 contributions
Jan 2020
At first sight, one may think it is just a bridge. Yes, but "Truong Tien Bridge" is much more than only that! It was designed and built, between 1897 and 1899, by acclaimed French engineer Gustave Eiffel - a name that needs no further comments. It was the first bridge to connect, yet in the French colonial period, both banks of "Sông Huong" - the beautiful "Perfume River" - in downtown Huê. "Truong Tien Bridge" has been restored on several occasions along the years and its last restoration dates from 1991. In 2002, a colorful lighting system was installed, creating an atmosphere of beauty and romance, which attracts lots of tourists and locals. Best seen on early evenings, when all lights are already on! Enjoy!
Written November 22, 2020
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Dara-Khmer
Melbourne, Australia3,747 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
Yes, without knowing about the lights you can be forgiven for wondering why this is even listed. After all, it’s a bridge.
Written September 23, 2020
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Linda B
Raleigh, NC2,203 contributions
Feb 2020
If you only see it during the day...you will wonder what is so special about it. The history is very interesting as others have pointed out. But...be sure to see it lit up at night as the colors change along the spans and you will find yourself watching the bridge for a long time! At least I did! Magical!
Written May 6, 2020
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Kim G
Pacific Grove, CA3,134 contributions
Mar 2019
Significant architectural element in Hue, the bridge was designed by Gustave Eiffel, the French structural engineer famous for Paris's Eiffel Tower, and was completed in 1899 by the French Colonial government. Built within a two year span, it has been severely damaged on three occasions. A great storm in 1904 closed the bridge until 1906; in 1946 it was damaged by Viet Minh forces fighting for independence from France; and finally during the 1968 Tet Offensive. We were passengers of a cyclo-driver, arranged through our Gate 1 Tour. Fun way to travel across the bridge spanning across the Perfume River; however, the heavy traffic and exhaust made for an uncomfortable journey.
Written February 23, 2020
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312bill
Santa Fe, NM31 contributions
Dec 2019
At night this bridge is lit up in a variety of different colors that change every few minutes. Very impressive. Worth taking a walk along the river at dusk to see the array of colors at one time and how they change every few minutes.
Written February 17, 2020
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iWiebe
Utrecht, The Netherlands1,095 contributions
Jan 2019 • Couples
Don’t know why this bridge is considered a tourist attraction. It’s mainly a way to get across the river from the city to the imperial city and back.
Written December 29, 2019
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Grant E
Canada229 contributions
Dec 2019
Lit up with different coloured lights at night which is quite pretty but it is a bridge after all on the way to the Citadel.
Written December 13, 2019
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Steve_of_N21
London, UK1,776 contributions
Nov 2019 • Solo
To the visiting tourist this bridge doesn’t look that special, especially during the day when you will probably use it to get across the river to the Citadel side and invariably be caught in the volume of traffic also doing the same thing. But to the people of Hue it is a dear friend that has served them and suffered alongside them over the 100 years of its history.
First built in 1900 it was originally badly damaged and lost two of its spans during a typhoon of 1904. Then repaired, although it survived the Japanese invasion, further damage and collapse was inflicted during the Viet Minh engagement with the French in 1946. But most noticeably it is revered by the local population for the part it played in the Vietnam war when, despite being severely damaged during the Tet offensive, it remained intact enough to allow thousands of Hue citizens to flee across the river and escape the fierce fighting taking place in the Citadel area.
Nowadays it is best viewed after dark when the spans are lit up and a light show of many changing colours takes place. It is good but perhaps not in the same league as the ones to be seen in China across the Yangtze for example, but still worth an evening walk down to the river to see it.
You can get a close up view of the lit bridge in the evening from the Nguyen Dinh Chieu walking street which is a pleasant evening stroll by the river. It’s not the longest street so will not tax you much. For a longer walk I can recommend carrying on up the riverside wooden boardwalk to the Phu Xuan Bridge, from where a concrete walkway takes you further along the Perfume River, past the very pleasant Le Loi Park, to the illuminated French war memorial. Of an evening you share the walk with several joggers and dog walkers and come across several groups doing evening exercise routines. Then the concrete area in front of the French War memorial seems to be an evening meeting place for the local youth to meet and play ball games.
Written December 3, 2019
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ductrungnguyen645
Da Nang, Vietnam203 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
This is amazing bridge I’ve ever seen, it’s about 7 colors and definitely brilliant at night. It suits for a couple to walking on, so romantic. This place is out of my mind and very impressed archeologists. Gorgeous!
Written December 2, 2019
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