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Nhat Tan bridge, longest steel cable-stayed bridge in Vietnam

The modern, cable-stayed bridge connecting downtown Hanoi to its airport is now a colorful work of changing LED art at night.

Nhat Tan bridge, one of seven main bridges in Hanoi, is the longest steel cable-stayed bridge in Vietnam and considered a new symbol of the capital city as it creates new Hanoi urban facelift.

Located on Ring Road 3, the nine-kilometer Nhat Tan bridge (or Vietnam-Japan Friendship bridge) is the longest suspension bridge in Vietnam. It is a cable-stayed bridge crossing the Red river in Hanoi, inaugurated on January 4, 2015.

This bridge, the gateway to Hanoi, also serves as a symbol of friendship between Vietnam and Japan. The project was funded with a Japan International Cooperation Agency ODA loan.

Nhat Tan bridge forms part of a new six-lane highway which help shorten the road linking Hanoi’s center with Noi Bai international airport, the second busiest airport of Vietnam in passengers.

The main bridge, 1500-meter cable-stayed structure with many spans, is a very rare type of bridge in the world and it is one of the longest bridges in Southeast Asia. 

The bridge’s structure is a modern type in the world, with five main towers connecting the cable-stayed spans to support the entire main part of the bridge. These five towers represent Hanoi’s five ancient gates in the old time. 

Road congestion is a huge problem in Hanoi, but at least part of the traffic picture is getting prettier. The modern, cable-stayed bridge connecting the city’s center to its airport is now a colorful work of changing LED art at night.

Thanks to the smart lighting system of modern LED lighting, Nhat Tan bridge has been considered a new sparkle for Hanoi’s skyline.

Philips Lighting, a global leader in lighting, partnered with a leading Vietnamese construction company, the Sun Group, to turn the bridge into an illuminated work of art.

Each night, the new lighting system bathes the bridge in a prism of colors, turning the structure into an ever-changing work of art. 

The new architectural lighting illuminates the five majestic spans, along with the cables that run high above the bridge.

The actual light points on the bridge’s spans are Philips Color Kinetics, which can create a staggering 16.7 million different colors.

Compared to conventional lighting, the new long-life LED system may deliver up to 75% energy savings, as well as saving on operation and maintenance costs.

 A vital, visible link between Hanoi and its main airport, the illuminated bridge has been attracting tourists and locals alike.

The superior system is managed and controlled remotely through smart controllers and advanced lighting management software which have been applied in many famous works in the world.

This system with its smart technology not only provides light for traffic vehicles but can also easily change colors by theme or for weather conditions. 

Moreover, this symbolic quality is further enhanced by Philips’ new lighting system, which can illuminate the bridge in special colors to commemorate events and holidays.