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May 26, 2018, 1:05 pm

Mong - Saigon’s famous ancient bridge Tin ảnh

(10:47:44 AM 24/06/2015)
(Tinmoitruong.vn) - Located in the city’s center with a very romantic scene, since the French colonial period, Mong Bridge has become the dating venue of young couples.

 Mong - Saigon’s famous ancient bridge

Spanning Ben Nghe canal, connecting District 1 and District 4, Mong is the only bridge in Saigon that was built in the French colonial period.


 Mong - Saigon’s famous ancient bridge

The French transport company Messageries Maritimes hired Levallois Perret construction company to build this bridge in 1893-1894.


 Mong - Saigon’s famous ancient bridge

The bridge is 128 meters long, 5.2 meters wide, with 0.5 meter sidewalk.


 Mong - Saigon’s famous ancient bridge

The French called it "Messageries Maritimes Company Bridge" while Vietnamese called it Mong Bridge.


 Mong - Saigon’s famous ancient bridge

There are different interpretations about the name of the bridge.


 Mong - Saigon’s famous ancient bridge

According to the original design, the bridge was used for both pedestrians and motor vehicles. At present, it only serves pedestrians.


 Mong - Saigon’s famous ancient bridge

During the construction of the East - West Avenue and the Saigon River Tunnel in the 2000s, the bridge was dismantled completely.


 Mong - Saigon’s famous ancient bridge

After completion of these works, the bridge was assembled.


 Mong - Saigon’s famous ancient bridge

 

 Mong - Saigon’s famous ancient bridge

Today, this historic bridge is still a popular destination for young people as well as tourists.

 

Kien Thuc
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