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The Long Bien bridge across the Red River connects Hanoi with the main port of Haiphong. Designed by Gustave Eiffel, the bridge sustained significant damage during the Vietnam War. Only half of the bridge retains its original shape, but a rebuilding project supported by the French government is currently in progress to restore the bridge to its original appearance.
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  • Average21%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Hanoi, Vietnam
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Reviewed 26 January 2017

Built around the turn of the century (1899), this iron bridge was designed by Gustave Eiffel who built the Eiffel Tower in Paris. It has literally been in the wars, as it was bombed many times during the 'American War' but was repaired by the...More

Thank Designs_JoanK
Reviewed 23 January 2017

This bridge is such a site as it was under attack throughout the Vietnam (American) War and is still standing. Although it has lots of rusty parts, pot holes (literally you can see through them), and quite wobbly, it was great to walk across with...More

Thank Scott S
Reviewed 20 January 2017

It was good going across the bridge then going for a walk below the bridge where the people lived. We had a private tour guide for a tour of Hanoi and we were taken here.

Thank Luke D
Reviewed 11 January 2017

This bridge spans the suburbs and across the main river from Hanoi. It is a large metal structure that allows trains, scooters and pedestrians in busy roads. We walked across from Hanoi; we were hoping for a train. The walkway is a little scary due...More

Thank Kev_235
Reviewed 10 January 2017

This bridge is still in heavy use by motorbike traffic, and is in its original form. It was repaired many times after American bombing in the early 70s.

Thank James G
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Worth a visit for one reason, you get a great view of the river and the Riverside cityscape. Not much else to it to be fair.

Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Reviewed 9 January 2017

I thought it would be fun to see life from this long old rustic looking bridge! It took a few years off my life yet the trains roll along with hundreds of passengers and lifestocks, goods and whatnot each time and bicycles and motorbikes roared...More

Thank Charbo61
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Its a bridge which goes from A to B with a river view.....would advise the wearing of a mask. Best viewed from the back of a scooter for that authentic feel...lol

Thank Stevemc69
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Originally built in French Colonial Times by the same architect as the Eiffel Tower, this ageing bridge connects Hanoi to the Suburbs over the Red River. The main claim to fame is that it withstood the US bombings during the war, it being a major...More

Thank Thecatsmum4
Reviewed 5 January 2017

the bridge is really cool (designed by the same architect as the eiffel tower), but could definitely use a few repairs. Can be a little scary at times as the bridge will shake as you walk across it and a number of the concrete blocks...More

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Response from Xaloc | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is true. Young people take photos and in someways they sign their love. Long Bien is something special.