The Steel Fire-Breathing Bridge Dragon of Vietnam

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The Dragon Bridge has a total length of 666 meters and 37.5 meters in width, with six lanes.

The dragon simulates the shape of the dragon in the Ly Dynasty, which flies to the East Sea with steel spans totaling 568 meters in length and nearly 9,000 tons in weight.

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The bridge was unveiled on the 38th anniversary of North Vietnamese forces capturing the city of Da Lang during the Vietnam War.

Illuminated by thousands of LED lights at night, it is also equipped to fire off plumes of fire and jets of water. One expects those who utilize said bridge are quite comforted by these defensive measures.

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Images via Laughing Squid, inhabitat
Via Vietnam.net.

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