Wednesday, December 25, 2013

24 April 2010 - Cần Thơ Bridge opening

This was unplanned and unexpected. We were going to Can Tho to continue our Mekong Delta tour when we noticed that traffic was becoming jammed. And then our guide announced: we were going to witness the opening of Can Tho bridge.
Some dry facts about the bridge: it is currently the longest main span cable-stayed bridge in Southeast Asia and the most expensive in Vietnam. It is 2.75 km long.
This is how it started:

And two hours later (remember the length of the bride? 2.75 km. in 2 hours). It looked like every single person living in Can Tho decided to cross the bridge:

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