Danish MT Højgaard to Build New Bridge in Vietnam

MT Højgaard has signed a contract to build a new road bridge in northern Vietnam. The new cable suspended six-lane bridge, Rao II, is being built in the coastal city of Haiphong, located 100 km outside of Hanoi.
Head of Department at MT Højgaard’s foreign department, Henning Schultz, is responsible for the technical part of the bridge-project. He looks forward to the 2nd of September, when work formally begins on site. “We have revived our skills on the bridge area and I look forward to re start in Vietnam, with the creation of our first major bridge-project since we finished the Danish bridge Øresundsbron,” says Henning Schultz.
The new bridge stretches over the river Latsch Tray, which is one of the many great rivers in the region. The river is part of a larger expansion of the entire Vietnamese infrastructure which will support the country’s strong growth in recent years.
The bridge will consist of six lanes: Four normal traffic lanes, a sidewalk in each direction and a special lane for mopeds. Henning Schultz explains that a separate lane for mopeds is necessary because much of the local traffic is carried out on small scooters or mopeds.
The bridge is to be 240 meters long and 25,5 meters width and was designed by the Finnish advisory firm Finn Road and funded by the Finnish government. Construction of the bridge will take about 21 months.

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