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A Historical Journey Through Time in Long Bien Bridge

Embark on a captivating historical voyage through time as we explore the rich legacy of Long Bien Bridge, from its inception in 1899 to its enduring significance in the heart of Hanoi

1. Construction (1899-1902):

The construction of the Long Bien Bridge began in September 1899 and was completed in August 1902. The bridge was built to connect the central area of Hanoi with the northeastern suburbs, enhancing trade and transportation of goods.

2. War Period (1940-1954):

During World War II, Long Bien Bridge became a significant target for air raids by the Allied forces and was also heavily damaged during the Japanese occupation of Hanoi. In the First Indochina War, the bridge suffered severe damage from French attacks and later from Viet Minh forces.

3. Post-war Era (1954-1975):

After the war in the North ended, Long Bien Bridge was repaired and continued to serve transportation needs, remaining a vital part of Hanoi’s infrastructure.

4. Renovation and Development (since 1986):

The period of economic reform, known as “Doi Moi,” ushered in rapid economic development in Vietnam. Long Bien Bridge became a symbol of this development. Construction of new infrastructure and improvements to existing facilities ensured the bridge remained crucial for connecting various parts of Hanoi.

5. Name Change (2010):

In 2010, the bridge’s name was changed from “Paul Doumer Bridge” to “Long Bien Bridge” to reflect national pride and honor its historical significance.

6. Preservation and Restoration (to date):

Long Bien Bridge has undergone various preservation and restoration efforts to protect its historical and cultural value. Regular maintenance and restoration work has been carried out to ensure the bridge remains both a symbol of Hanoi and a functional transportation artery for residents and visitors alike.

The story of Long Bien Bridge unfolds as a testament to resilience and endurance, spanning from its construction in 1899 to its present-day significance in Hanoi. Despite enduring the ravages of war and the passage of time, the bridge stands tall as a symbol of the city’s history and development. Through periods of conflict and reconstruction, it has remained a vital link connecting communities and cultures. Today, as efforts continue to preserve and maintain its legacy, Long Bien Bridge stands as a proud reminder of Hanoi’s past and a beacon of its future.

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Comments

  • Wautelet Christelle

    2 Tháng Sáu, 2024

    Hello,
    What size bicycles do you have available?
    Thank!

    reply
  • Blaineau Patrice

    15 Tháng Sáu, 2024

    How long does it take to cycle from West Lake to Long Bien Bridge?

    reply
  • Tricoire Claudie

    15 Tháng Sáu, 2024

    Hello,
    In September, we need 1 bicycle with a child seat, 2 adult bicycles, and 1 24-inch wheel bicycle at Ninh Binh Valley Homestay.
    Thank you!

    reply
  • Tricoire Jean-Louis

    15 Tháng Sáu, 2024

    We need to cycle for 2 days in Mai Chau. Can you bring your car to Mai Chau?

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  • Jos Gregory

    15 Tháng Sáu, 2024

    We are interested in learning about tours that include Long Bien Bridge.

    reply
  • Robin Xavier

    15 Tháng Sáu, 2024

    Hello, Could you please advise on the Hanoi tour program scheduled for November 3, 2024. Thank!

    reply
  • Morestin Gilles

    19 Tháng Sáu, 2024

    We plan to travel to Ninh Binh. Which month should we visit? We look forward to hearing from you.

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    • Hanoi Bike Tour

      20 Tháng Sáu, 2024

      Hello, thank you for your interest. We have responded via email sent to you. Please reply when you receive it.

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  • Gredat Alicia

    19 Tháng Sáu, 2024

    We have one morning in Ninh Binh. Can we cycle to visit the ancient capital of Hoa Lu, Trang An, and the Dancing Cave? THank you!

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    • Hanoi Bike Tour

      20 Tháng Sáu, 2024

      Hello, thank you for your interest. We have responded via email sent to you. Please reply when you receive it.

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