A cable-stayed bridge design was chosen for this project. The inclined tower and the cables give it a unique design. We would usually have specified steel or composite structures for the main span of a bridge of this kind, but as concrete is a more widely used material in Vietnam, the team adapted the design to accommodate a concrete structure.
Due to the weight of tower and the weight of superstructure, the bearings under the tower are among the biggest spherical bridge bearings ever fabricated. The western abutment is designed as a ballast load for the heavy 230 metre-long main span.
Da Nang city now has a landmark as well as a new bridge connection over the river. The Tran Thi Ly Bridge, the fifth bridge built over the Han River, reduces traffic congestion in Da Nang; advances Da Nang's position as a core city of the country’s central and highlands region; and, as a “must-see” feature, helps to boost the city’s tourism.