Look at our picture below: AWESOME!!! the camera is able to capture the entire dragon shaped bridge from head to toe!!! (tail)This modern bridge crosses the Han River at the Le Dinh Duong/Bach Dang traffic circle, providing the shortest road link from the Da Nang International Airport to other main roads in Da Nang city, and a more direct route to My Khe Beach and Non Nuoc Beach on the eastern edge of the city. The bridge was designed and built in the shape of a dragon and to breathe fireeach Saturday and Sunday night at 9PM.(Wiki)
Dragon Bridge is 666m long, 37.5m wide and has six lanes for traffic. It opened to traffic on March 29, 2013, at a cost of nearly VND 1.5 trillion dong (US$88m). (Wiki)
Please see also the bridge behind in the above pic...
We stayed right opposite the bridge so it being a Saturday and the last night of our tour, we walked opposite to the promenade early to catch the best spot to view the dragon spouting fire and water.
this is our hotel, Ee chose this so that we need only to cross over
we met Cheong coming out too, I will be putting up some of her pics too, because she shot hers from a different angle.
we took some self timer shots first
so nice right? the evening was balmy and hot but the place was bustling and so happening
people are all starting to take up vantage points
he has chosen this spot where he can rest his camera to keep it steady
and also it could get the head of the dragon when it spouted fire and water
it was going to be a long wait!!!
meanwhile life was pretty exciting going around..kids on mopeds
adults brisk walk
safe for toddlers to perch on railing
next to it is the main street, busy with motorbikers on way home in the after office-rush
see, the promenade is wide, paved, and safe!
wow! lots of shady trees and chairs to lounge around too
meanwhile I show you parts of the dragon, I mean bridge
crowd is gathering, both local and tourists
not as crowded as the Shanghai Bund, better too, no shoving and best: no stampede where people die getting trampled underfoot!!!
lining the promenade are shops, bars, and eateries
it is getting dark!!! See the beautiful bridge behind? This is Sam and Stanley
nice shot in front of Brilliant Hotel
It is going to be 9 oclock... are you ready for the fire breathing dragon? he asked Wong
seconds before....beautiful lights
Hàn River bridge (Vietnamese: cầu Sông Hàn) is a bridge in Da Nang, Vietnam. Danang lies on the west side of the Hàn River and the beaches are to the east. The Song Han Bridge helps tourists to travel from their hotels to the area's beaches.
In the middle of the night, traffic is stopped from crossing the Song Han Bridge and it swings on its axis to allow shipping traffic to pass along the river. The Song Han Bridge in Danang is a cable-stayed bridge that is lit up brightly at night. The area around the bridge is the location of Da Nang's cultural center. (wiki)
The Song Han Bridge was built by the people of Da Nang. It is the first swing bridge to be built in Vietnam. The bridge is an important part of Danang's cityscape. (wiki)
this cable bridge changes colours
9.00 on the dot!!! We all wait with bated breath!!
BOOM!!! FIRE comes out of the dragon's mouth....a few times in intervals....each puff greater than the previous one.
then it spewed water.....big sprays of water
I heard those who stand at the dragon's head are prepared to get wet!!
Ee and her husband walked all the way to the Dragon's head to get a clear view of the fire featsee....they are taking the picture of the fire
Then the party started!!! The young ones (Tham and Phebe) changed into clubbing clothes and danced the night away!!
while we, the oldies, sat by the roadside and had coconut drinks to cool off!! hahaha!!!
The next morning the two young ones walked the distance to take photos with the dragon head...VERY NICE HOR???
Chen as usual has the best poses!!
|Han River Bridge (Song Han Bridge)|
Cầu Sông Hàn
|Carries||Motor vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists|
|Locale||Da Nang, Vietnam|
|Official name||Cầu Sông Hàn|
|Design||Cable-stayed bridge, Swing bridge|
|Longest span||201 meters (659 ft) (x2)|
|Piers in water||1|
|Clearance below||25 meters (82 ft)|