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Nhat Tan Bridge (Vietnam–Japan Friendship Bridge) Opened
- Completes the Major Artery Road Linking Noi Bai International Airport and Hanoi City -

-January 5, 2015-

IHI Infrastructure Systems Co.,Ltd.
Sumitomo Mitsui Construction Co., Ltd.

A joint venture between IHI Infrastructure Systems Co., Ltd. (3 Ohama Nishi-machi, Sakai-ku, Sakai-shi, Osaka Prefecture; President: Akira Inoue) and Sumitomo Mitsui Construction Co., Ltd. (1-6 Tsukuda 2-chome, Chuo-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director, Chairman & CEO: Yoshiyuki Norihisa) started construction of the Nhat Tan Bridge (Vietnam–Japan Friendship Bridge) in October 2009 and completed it in December 2014.
The grand opening ceremony was held on January 4. It was attended by senior Vietnamese officials including Mr. H. E. Mr. Nguyen Sinh Hung, Chairman of the National Assembly; Mr. Hoang Trung Hai, Deputy Prime Minister; and Mr. Dinh La Thang, Transport Minister. Representatives from Japan included Mr. Akihiro Ota, Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism and Mr. Hiroshi Fukada, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Vietnam.
The completion of the long-awaited Nhat Tan Bridge made life more convenient for the residents of Hanoi and the safe and secure bridge is expected to be very popular. We hope that this bridge that was completed thanks to Japanese technology will contribute not only to Hanoi City but make some small contribution to the development of Vietnam as a whole.


Overview of the Nhat Tan Bridge Project

Nhat Tan Bridge Construction Project Package 1 is a Japanese Official Development Assistance (ODA) loan project to construct a highway across the Red River in central Vietnam and through the traffic congestion problems of Hanoi. It will connect to National Highway No. 3, which is also under construction as an ODA project to provide an artery leading from the center of Hanoi through Noi Bai International Airport to the Chinese border.
This project boasts a total length of 3,080 m, combining a 1,580 m approach span with a main span that is a 1,500 m cable-stayed bridge with six spans -- an uncommon form worldwide. The five large foundations that support the main towers were constructed using the steel-pipe sheet-pile foundation construction method developed in Japan and adopted for the first time in Vietnam.

Outline of construction project

Project name

Nhat Tan Bridge (Vietnam–Japan Friendship Bridge) Construction Project Package 1

Ordering party PMU85, Ministry of Transport, Vietnam
Design Joint venture between Chodai Co., Ltd. and Nippon Engineering Consultants Co., Ltd.
Contractor Joint venture between IHI Infrastructure Systems Co., Ltd. and Sumitomo Mitsui Construction Co., Ltd.
Construction location Central Hanoi (Red River), Vietnam
Bridge type Road bridge
Length 1,500 m (main span), 1,580 m (approach span)
Spans 150 m + 4 × 300 m + 150 m (main span)
Bridge width 35.6 m

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